The government has assured teachers that a salary deal struck last year would be implemented from July.
During the launch of the Association of Alumni Communities of Kenya at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said the Teachers Service Commission would honour the agreement.
“There is no issue. Responsible discussions are going on,” Dr Matiang’i said, adding that the talks were aimed at ensuring order in education.
TSC, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) have been in talks on the implementation schedule of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) expected to run from July to June 30, 2021. However, TSC last week sought more time to engage other State agencies on implementing the deal that will cost taxpayers Sh13.7 billion every year. The commission said the 305,000 teachers in public schools and colleges were covered in the agreement.