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Why do teachers want to meet MPs?

08 August 2015, 06:52 William Korir

Nairobi - Teachers believe MPs can save their recent salary increase but how? Why?

The Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT in a desperate attempt to save the increment, has written to the National Assembly’s education committee seeking a meeting before Thursday next week.

That is the day the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the Teachers Service Commission’s TSC plea to suspend the court award.

KNUT Secretary-General Wilson Sossion says that the union has no other option than to try save the situation through these means.

" The strike would disrupt the education of children and particularly because it will be the term leading to national examinations,” he says in the letter.

He says the union wishes to brief the lawmakers that teachers “will be pushed into that strike by the intransigence of the Teachers Service Commission and the government”.

It is understood that most MPs support the initiative to pay teachers, with CORD coalition leaders having already released a statement stating so.

Teachers were handed a 50-60% pay increase by the Labour court in Nairobi last month.

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