KNUT sues the government, the government sues KNUT
03 September 2015, 14:52
Nairobi - The Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT has sued the government for not paying teachers while the government has also sued KNUT for not informing it of the ongoing teachers strike.
In the case filed at the High Court, Nairobi, KNUT accuses the
Teacher Service Commission TSC, the Cabinet and Principal Secretaries of Finance
and Labour of refusing to respect court orders to raise teachers' basic
pay by 50 to 60 percent.
The Court of Appeal last month ordered TSC to pay the raised salaries until its appeal is heard and determined.
argues that the orders were not reversed by the Supreme Court, and that
TSC's refusal to pay was likely to paralyze learning.
On the other hand, TSC has taken KNUT to court, stating that is did not inform it of a planned teachers striker like should be in the letter of the law.
TSC had also earlier stated that it would sack teachers who did not appear in class during the strike.
Teachers have been on strike since Monday.
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