KNUT on Wednesday pressed for better pay for teachers, especially the primary school headteachers owing to added responsibilities.
Union SG Collins Oyuu told headteachers that the decision to domicile Junior Secondary in primary schools would result in heavier workload for primary school headteachers and will therefore require improved terms of service.
There is a clause in the previous CBA that is not addressed and therefore as a union, we shall be seeking a salary increment in line with terms and conditions of service,” said Oyuu.
Oyuu who addressed the 18th KEPSHA Annual Conference in Mombasa demanded the salary review for headteachers be implemented starting January 2023.
Now that you have domiciled the junior secondary school in primary schools, we want to know what is the plight of teachers in terms of their welfare as they take up these responsibilities. Head-teachers are now going to be overburdened and this calls for a review of terms,” said Oyuu.
Kenya National Union of Teachers also demanded that TSC should effect promotions of teachers who have stagnated in one job group for long as well as promoting those who are serving in acting capacity.
KNUT urged the government to promote headteachers who are in Grade D1, saying the progression of the teachers at that level have stagnated for many years.