Joy as teachers land 60% pay increase
30 June 2015, 14:31
Nairobi - Teachers will earn an immediate pay increment of between 50% and 60%, the Industrial Court has ruled.
The court ordered the government pay teachers the increment in a ruling Tuesday, one that has left teachers and their unions celebrating.
The increment is due from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017 and takes effect immediately, Judge Nduma Nderi ruled.
Judge Nderi also confirmed that allowances that had been offered to
teachers by the Teachers Service Commission, including leave, house and
commuter allowances also be levied.
Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT leadership lauded the labour court for the ruling, with Secretary General Wilson Sossion leading other leaders in celebration outside the court.
" This is a great day for Kenyan teachers but it is as much as they deserve," Sossion said.
The Teachers Service Commission said it would deliberate on the effect of the ruling before coming out with a statement on the matter.
The move will likely be contested by the government, which has in the past said that it has no money to pay for increments from past agreements over teachers' salaries.
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