The Star (Nairobi)

15 February 2013

Kenya: Teachers Deserve Better Pay - Cord

The CORD coalition has said teachers deserve better wages to improve their welfare.

In a statement released through its chairman Franklin Bett, CORD said it empathizes with teachers stating that the coalitions' manifesto is "very clear on the management of public affairs which include good remuneration for teachers and police officers"

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) had announced a nationwide strike starting on February 19 next week. The strike will affect Form Ones whose reporting day starts on February 18 to 25.

The teachers want a 50 per cent increase in house allowance, 20 per cent in medical and 10 per cent in commuter allowances. The government requires Sh25 billion to pay the allowances.

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