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Sossion threatens teachers strike over salary increment

04 February 2016, 14:09 Ben Wafula

Bungoma - Kenya National Union of teachers KNUT is ready for industrial action if the Teachers Service Commission TSC is not planning to convene a meeting soon so that they agree on the salary increment as ordered by the courts last year.

Speaking at Kapsokwony boy’s high school during Mt Elgon branch KNUT elections, Secretary General Wilson Sossion gave the government up to 27 February to fulfil its promise of the pay increment or teachers will paralyze learning in public schools through another strike.

“Our employer Teachers Service Commission is not being realistic, the court gave us three months to have tangible negotiation but up to now there is nothing and we will launch the mother of all strikes if time allocated to us elapses, we need money and nothing else,” said Sossion.

The unionist lashed at TSC for failing to convene a meeting to discuss on the CBA basic salary increment of 50- 60 percent which if agreed can be spread within a certain period.

He said that they will not offer any ultimatum for the strike until when TSC fails in its mandate through frustrating teachers in the country.

“Teachers will only work hard when TSC agrees to pay teachers well, teachers do donkey work and they need good payment to facilitate their work, that is why we need enough money to cater for their daily upkeep and a sustainable development agenda,” he said

During the elections which had taken a political angle with Stephen Chemonges the incumbent KNUT branch executive secretary retaining his seat after defeating Fred Kinjo by 560 against 220. Chemonges is a close ally of parliamentary aspirant Harry Kimtai and defeated a former Mp Fred Kapondi’s wing.

Kimtai’s team swept all the top seats with William Kipkuch taking the chairmanship after defeating Nimo Kosgei, Regulas Login re elected the treasurer after beating Jamin Wandiema while Judith Ngania is the Women representative defeating Kapondi’s Cretel Kiboi.

Chemonges applauded teachers for re-electing him back into office and promised to fight for their salary increment, he said that he had to conduct his campaigns through the friend’s contributions after TSC failed to release union dues

“TSC wanted us incapacitated and financially crippled so that all the union incumbents fail to capture their seats for being a thorn in their flesh but great members you have showed the country that you cannot be swayed by political propaganda and now you have a teacher servant and he will in return better your lives through fighting for your rights,” said Chemonges.

He called on TSC to stop intimidating teachers and instead agree with them on the salary increment to help foster development in the education sector.

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