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Teachers staring at possible lockout of July salary increment

Teachers are now staring at the possibility of being locked out of the July salary increment following the end of the 2016-2021 CBA.

Evans Matuga who is the Nyamira KUPPET Organizing Secretary now says that a new collective bargaining agreement for common classroom teachers must be launched and implemented starting July 2021.

While speaking yesterday, Matuga also asked the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to pay examiners immediately.

“Examiners offered themselves to travel and mark KCSE examination in COVID-19 high-risk areas but till now, the council has ignored them since marking ended a month ago,” Matuga said.

He, however, exuded confidence that teachers will be paid as soon as possible.

Kenya National Examination Council Chief Executive Officer Dr Mercy Karogo was recently changed and Dr David Njeng’ere installed.

Other teachers who were interviewed said it is high time they rethink sacrificing to go and mark examinations when their demands are never taken to into consideration.

“KNEC provides poor working conditions that must be addressed before next examinations are done. We are certain that the new CEO will take and address the teacher’s plight immediately,” a teacher who did not want to be quoted said.

By  Darlington Mose

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