Tuesday’s comprehensive bargaining agreement signed between KNUT and teachers’ employer TSC in Naivasha accords them a chance for promotions.
Teachers are expected to be promoted before July 2017. The CBA further does away with the P1 grade entry level for teachers.
KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion said that the agreement would change the lives of teachers positively and also boost education standards in the country.
More than 106,000 teachers under the P1 grade are to be promoted under the new agreement effective July 1, 2017.
The promotions mean teachers will get a salary increment.
Sossion said that KNUT would continue to review the CBA, hailed as the first to be signed by teachers in the country’s history.
The KNUT Secretary general said the culture of industrial unrest will no longer apply with the latest move and that education standards will improve.
TSC says the CBA creates distinct career paths for all teachers and this will ensure that both the teachers in administrative and non-administrative positions have clear career progression paths.
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KNUT chairman Mudzo Nzili thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for initiating talks on the CBA, terming the development as a major milestone in the sector.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia said they expect the agreement to address education standards and syllabus.