CORD calls off plans to protest outside Harambee House
28 September 2015, 19:18
Nairobi - The CORD coalition has called off a planned march to Harambee House in protest over the ongoing teachers strike.
The coalition had stated last week that it would do so on Tuesday to protest the lack of government effort in paying a 50/60% payrise given to teachers by the Labour court.
But with the ongoing case over the way forward in the strike extended to Thursday, the planned march will also be postponed according to the coalition.
" CORD takes note of the ruling of Justice Abuodha of the Industrial
Court ordering teachers to suspend their strike for 90 days pending
negotiations between the Unions and the Teachers Service Commission on
the way to implement the award granted by the court for increment of
salaries," Norman Magaya, head of the CORD secretariat said Monday evening.
" CORD also takes note of the statements issued by both
KNUT and KUPPET that they are studying the ruling of the court and will
soon announce their position on the ruling of Justice Abuodha.
" Pending the decision of the unions on the court directions and Inorder
not to prejudice any decision they may reach on further action in
respect of the said court directions, CORD has decided to suspend the
intended "Occupy Harambee Avenue" until the court issues directions on
Thursday and the consequent actions that the Unions may deem fit and
" CORD wishes to assure all the teachers in Kenya
that CORD remains in solidarity with their demands and will resume all
intended actions should their unions decide to resume agitation for
implementation of their award.
The postponement of Monday's hearing was due to the fact that Presiding Judge Nelson Abuodha was called in sick Monday.
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