Teachers and TSC in talks on pay deal

Teachers and officials of the Teachers Service Commission on Tuesday held talks on the implementation of a return-to-work agreement they signed.

Wednesday February 20 2013

Acting Kenya National Union of Teachers secretary-general Xavier Nyamu (right) and KNUT National Chairman Wilson Sossion. Photo/FILE

Acting Kenya National Union of Teachers secretary-general Xavier Nyamu (right) and KNUT National Chairman Wilson Sossion. Photo/FILE NATION MEDIA GROUP

By NATION CORRESPONDENT

Teachers and officials of the Teachers Service Commission on Tuesday held talks on the implementation of a return-to-work agreement they signed.

The deal saw the teachers call off their strike at the weekend.

Tuesday’s meeting in Nairobi was also attended by Ministry of Labour officials.

Acting Kenya National Union of Teachers secretary-general Xavier Nyamu told the Nation that TSC officials had been given up to March 1 to report back on the progress of the degazettement of the contentious legal notice number 16 of 2003.

Although the degazettement of the notice will not have immediate financial implications, it will pave the way for payment of house, medical and commuter allowance arrears amounting to Sh2 billion, which the teachers were demanding to be paid in January.

At the same time, Mr Nyamu appealed to the Treasury to release free learning cash.

“It is sad to note that principals of secondary schools are yet to receive funding, resulting in some suppliers harassing them as they demand payment for laboratory equipment and other items they provided,” he said.

“At the same time, workers are yet to be paid their salaries due to the delay,” he added. (READ: Teachers call off strike after last minute meeting)

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