Teachers troop back to school without September salaries

Teachers troop back to school without September salaries

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In Mombasa, hundred of teachers Monday morning gathered in various banks expecting to get their September Salaries.

This followed a text message allegedly sent out by unions officials asking teachers to ensure they get their September salaries before going back to work.

Those who visited their respective banks confirmed that their employer TSC had not released the September salaries by then despite a court order directing them to do so.

A number of them later told Baraka FM that they were giving TSC upto Wednesday to release the salaries into their bank accounts, else they stay away from classes.

KNUT and KUPPET called off the countrywide strike on Saturday and asked teachers to report back to work on Monday 5th.

KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion made the announcement after an urgent meeting of the union’s National Executive Council. 

Sossion said the decision was reached following recent court order which suspended the strike for 90 days. 

He warned that Teachers will go back on strike if TSC fails to pay them their salaries as was ordered by the Court.

“Teachers will resume strike after 90 days if TSC will not honour the orders,” Sossion said.

Labour Court Judge Nelson Abuodha had ordered the unions to suspend the strike for 90 days to allow negotiations between them and the government over the salary dispute.

The union top officials also asked the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to pay its members their September salaries on time.