News - Country: Kenya - Theme: Status of Teachers

Kenya: deadlock in union talks on strike over pay (06 September 2012)

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), two of EI’s national affiliates, began their strike over pay on Monday, 3 September. Teachers defied a court decision declaring their strike illegal and asserted educators’ right to strike. Following their strike, unions have entered negotiations with the Government but negotiations hit deadlock on Tuesday night, 4 September.