The Salaries and Remuneration Commission’s (SRC) report on teachers’ latest salary agreement has driven the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) to go slow on their strike threat issued two weeks ago.
The decision will now see a smooth running of national examinations expected to begin next month. KNUT Secretary General Honorable Wilson Sossion wrote a letter to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Dr Nancy Macharia on Friday, informing her of their decision.
“Note that we had already registered a trade dispute with the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Labour. However, based on the commission’s response citing the process of concluding internal consultations with SRC, we hereby retract our letter to the CS and urge that you give strict and clear timelines of undertaking the salary negotiations.”
KNUT’s move is solely relying on the announcement by the SRC where the commission admitted not to have concluded the job evaluation for all teachers, a process that is fundamental in guiding the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations.
The SRC is currently doing a job evaluation activity to notify its third remuneration analysis cycle in the public service.