More than 16,000 teachers, who did not leave KNUT during the crisis, have reason to smile after TSC fulfilled its promise to pay back their loans by two years, which they defaulted on in the previous collective bargaining agreement. Had gone.
Reports indicate that employers began with phase four of the CBA this August 2017-2021, in an effort to clear dues of teachers who were paid third and fourth grade (2019 and 2020) CBAs after two years.
As a result of this decision, the beneficiary teachers went home in August salary this year between ksh 81,588 to ksh 247,656 depending on the teacher’s pay points.
For example, with effect from July 1, 2018, teachers in grades B5 and who should have been promoted to C1 have been given an increment between Sh 65,316 to Sh 81,588 in arrears as per the fourth CBA category, and those who secured the highest grade . C5 will receive between Sh 119,568 to Sh 108,324 dues.
KNUT general secretary Collins oyuu confirmed this and said that after August, about 16,000 teachers started receiving salaries. The fund has started with the fourth phase of CBA 2017-2021 and the third phase will follow.
He further said that the dues of the affected teachers being transferred from Grade C1 to Grade D1 would be paid in the two years of 2019 and 2020.
The signing of the new CBA for 2021-2025 on July 13, 2021, which required the union to review its 1968 accreditation agreement, appears to have strained relations between the union and the teacher’s employer and thus Payments are open which were the source of bad blood between the two institutions.
Malel Langat, general secretary of the KNUT Bomet branch, who is also a member of the national council of the organization representing the Rift Valley, also confirmed the good news.
“Finally KNUT heaved a sigh of relief, and the teachers who remained steadfast in the union kept smiling till they reached the bank. All dues. Kudos to the new party KNUT,” said Langat.
As per the new CBA now registered with the Employment and Employment Tribunal (ELRC) on August 27, 2021, the KNUT has finally agreed that the union members will now be promoted in line with the Career Progression Guidelines (CPG) to replace the former service scheme. Will go SOS). Regarding the dispute between the then union general secretary Wilson Sosion and TSC.
In order to align the terms and conditions of employment and the grading structure with the results of the 2016 job exam, the Parties shall formalize the provisions of the Employment Guidelines to change the Teacher Employment Scheme and in terms of Circular Employers 7 of 2018. agree to adopt. Dated 2 May 2018.
At the same time, some teachers will be promoted again according to the CPG, when some of their colleagues were promoted during the CBA.
KNUT members will now enjoy a monthly increment of between Sh8,000 and Sh15,000 depending on the number of teachers to be reimbursed for the last two years (2019 and 2020).
The court case filed by TSC marked the beginning of a financial dispute and although the July 12, 2019, Labor Relations Judge Justice Briam’s decision to go to the ELRC was in favor of KNUT, TSC wisely tried to harass KNUT members.
According to the commission, the ELRC’s decision required two contiguous pay timings in a time bound manner to comply with the Court’s decision without prejudice to the non-KNUT teachers.
Remuneration for teachers who were not KNUT members was included in the incorporation of the phase three CBA, which appeared on July 1, 2019, when their July slips showed the pay hike as per the CBA.
Fees paid to KNUT members did not include Phase Three CBA at that time as the Court ordered that their policies be based on service plans and not CPG, which would lead primarily to head teachers, including deputy head teachers and senior teachers. 103,624 teachers were affected.
This has resulted in KNUT members losing all the benefits involved in CPG as a CBA startup tool. In addition, corrections were made by the commission in the conversion of marks and full refund of pay and allowances with effect from July 1, 2017. Teachers have started leaving KNUT demanding promotion and salary share.
In July last year, some 47,131 teachers who were KUPPET or non-union and who were in working group B5 were promoted by the commission to group C1 using TSC’s CPG.