“It is unacceptable and immoral for the opponent of the first resort to withdraw the withdrawal agreement,” he said, adding that the appeal should be quashed and that TSC should be ordered to pay the costs. This agreement is governed by Kenya`s laws. The collective agreement refers to a written or written agreement between an employer and a union that sets out the terms of employment or provisions relating to the rates of pay, working time or other working conditions of the workers. For more information, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_agreement. In his application to the Court of Appeal, Knut criticized the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) for not revoking the agreement to withdraw all litigation before the courts as a condition for the negotiation and conclusion of the collective agreement (CBA). “Despite the above and despite the fact that the parties have in the meantime negotiated and concluded a CBA, it is now clear that the opponent of the first appeal (TSC) did not respect the agreement to withdraw this complaint with respect to the litigation and insisted on continuing with him, in the utmost bad faith and in total disregard of the President,” said Knut`s lawyer, John Mbaluto. The code of conduct and the teachers` code of conduct are an integral part of this agreement. According to Commission Director General Nancy Macharia, the 2013-2017 agreement aims to take into account teachers` salaries and allowances and to restore discipline in the education sector. Wilson Sossion, Secretary General of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), has asked the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to increase its salaries by up to 200% due to the impact of Covid-19 and inflation. “It seems that the only language TSC understands is a strike… We have done our best, but the pressure from our members is too strong, mgomo wetu will be the mother of all,” he said. There is a counter-proposal from the employer, after which the details of the wages commission`s (SRC) justifications and counter-offer are sent for consultation before the Union and TSC sign the agreement.
The Central Bank of Kenya assured in March that the Covid 19 pandemic would probably not affect the country`s inflation, but with the appearance of things, the scourge is already hurting the pockets of low-income people, including civil service teachers. The impact of the pandemic, coupled with other economic factors, is expected to exacerbate Kenya`s sad history of inflation – the reason why teachers` pay increases need to be negotiated. The Secretary General argued that the teachers` employer had not brought the union into negotiations on the new collective agreement (CBA) that will come into force in 2021.