KNUT back in court Monday over teachers' September salaries
17 October 2015, 18:25
Nairobi - The Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT says that it will go back to court to fight a government move to not pay teachers their September salaries.
KNUT national treasurer John Matiang'i said Saturday that the Industrial Court had granted teachers their salaries and that it was victimization not to have them paid.
The Teachers Service Commision TSC has yet to pay majority of the 288,000 teachers.
Only 45,000 have been paid thus far after they were found to have attended classes during the 5 week long teachers strike.
" We will be in court next week. We need to have the orders re-read and teachers given their due," he stated.
" The government must pay and will pay salaries for September as teachers deserve them and it is their right," he added.
Teachers have lamented the lack of pay, with some so hard struck by the move to not pay them that they resorted to suicide.
A teacher Michael Irungu committed suicide last week after suffering from lack of his salary.
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