TSC Pays Teachers Who Missed Out In CBA Benefits
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has now paid 12,000 teachers who missed out on the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) a part of the arrears owed to them from the previous CBA.
The 12,000 teachers are part of the 16,342 teachers who are members of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) who had not gotten their arrears from the previous CBA.
Speaking during KNUT’s Special Delegates Conference (SDC) on the 19th of February 2022 at the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani, KNUT’s secretary-general Collins Oyuu revealed that they are working on ensuring that the 4,342 unpaid teachers get their money as soon as possible.
“We have already started the process of ensuring that all teachers who missed out on the third and Fourth Phases of the CBC because of the misunderstanding witnessed are paid,” said Colins Oyuu.
Through the Commission and KNUT’s agreement in 2021 when Collins Oyuu took office as the KNUT Secretary-General in June 2021 from Wilson Sossion, more than 16,000 teachers who remained with KNUT when it went through problems with the Commission were to be paid arrears backdating to the two years that they missed out on.
Following the signing of the current 2021-2025 CBA in July 2021, KNUT has enjoyed a better relationship with the Commission leading to teachers now being paid what they are owed in the past CBA.
According to Oyuu, teachers who missed out on phase three and phase four of the previous CBC were from job grades C1 and D1.
A month after the signing of the current CBA, the Commission began paying arrears of phase four of the previous CBA in order to finish any arrears owed to the affected teachers.