By Michael Chepkwony
Officials said the September 5 strike would go on as planned unless their demand for a 100 per cent pay increase on salaries and allowances is implemented.
National vice-chairman Julius Korir and Executive Secretary Edward Obwocha were speaking on Saturday at Kapsabet Girls High School during Kuppet Nandi County branch Annual General Meeting.
“We shall continue to hold meetings in other counties to mobilise teachers to prepare for a tough war,” Korir said.
The union also opposed a 300 per cent pay increase demanded by Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut), saying that it was not realistic.
They said the demand could not be implemented in a single phase.
“What we are demanding is a realistic figure that the Government can implement in one phase. We do not want to encourage them to make promises they cannot honour,” said Korir.
Obwocha said that learning in schools would be paralysed until teachers’ pay slips reflect the changes in salaries and allowances.
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