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ODM demands government support teachers payrise

09 July 2015, 22:01 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi – A section of ODM legislators have faulted the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) move to appeal the Industrial Court’s ruling for teacher to receive a pay rise and instead asked the Commission to request Parliament for more funds.

Five MPs led by Kisumu Town MP Peter Kaluma said TSC should request for additional funds to cater for 50-60 percent pay rise for teachers through Supplementary Budget allocation proposal for consideration by Parliament.

“TSC claims that there is no additional money for the rise and has vowed to appeal at the courts. It is unrealistic in the country’s KES 2 trillion budget, teachers cannot get the ruled salary increase,” said Kaluma.

He said teachers have been suffering for a very long time due to poor payment compared to other public servants and that the court’s ruling was a reprieve to their unheard cry.

Kaluma said it was unfortunate that TSC, whose mandate is to ensure teachers have a good working environment and their welfare were well cared for, was opposing the court’s pay rise ruling and threatening to appeal.

Awendo MP, Jared Opiyo warned Education Cabinet Secretary, Jacob Kaimenyi against making reckless opposition to the court’s ruling in an attempt to deny teachers salary increase on grounds that the government has no money.

“Kenya has many visions including the anticipated Vision 2030 and it these goals cannot be achieved unless public servants such as teachers are not well compensated for their crucial services,” said Opiyo.

Other MPs present at a press conference at Parliament Buildings included Florence Mutua (Busia County MP) and Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay County MP).

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