Teachers to miss September salaries
14 September 2015, 18:43
Nairobi - Teachers will not be paid salaries for September, the Teachers Service Commision TSC has said.
The TSC through chairlady Lydia Nzomo said Monday that the payroll for September closes on the 18th and that if teachers fail to report to work they will risk missing out on their whole salary.
The threat came a few days after President Uhuru Kenyatta told teachers they would have to wait to be paid, while their unions insisted they were not going to baulk on demands ad threats to go back to class.
" Those that will not be in class by Friday will miss out on their pay and others will risk being struck out of the payroll completely," she stated.
Nzomo's utterances were however met with rebuke by Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary Wilson Sossion.
" We are used to their threats and will not be cowed. She can say whatever she wants but we teachers need to be paid," she stated.
Teachers entered the third week of strike action Monday a move that has paralysed learning in public schools.
Teachers are on strike in protest over the failure by government to accept a 50/60% pay increase effected by the Labour Court and agreed upon by the Supreme Court.
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