KNUT explains the NSSF deduction. The Kenya national union of teachers has shared light on the NSSF deductions that were made from teachers’ salaries.
The secretary general of the Kenya national union of teachers, Collins Oyuu, showed how much the NSSF deduction worried him and also his worries on how they may impact salaries of teachers.
In addition, Oyuu said that the debate about this deduction had been in the Kenyan parliament since the year 2003. However, it was always hindered by problems with energy.
As at this time, the deductions are made compulsory. Employees and employers will therefore be required to pay sh360 towards the fund every month.
He was also questioned if the administration had any idea about how this deductions were going to affect educators.
In addition, Oyuu addressed president Ruto’s failed promise of increasing teachers’ salaries by seven to ten percent.
The deductions that were made towards NSSF led to a decrease in teachers’ earnings instead of the expected increase in salaries.
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He also pointed out clear that prior agreements between TSC included no financial compensation. He therefore demanded that this agreement be renegotiated so as to better the needs as well as the welfare of teachers.
His suggestion was that the 7 to 10% be distributed with equal portions in view of the circumstances.
In his proposal, Oyuu said that school administrators should be given the elephant share. The rest should also benefit from the increase.
As a union, KNUT promised to work hard in promoting better employment terms and conditions for all Kenyan educators. They will also guarantee financial security for kenyan educators.
KNUT explains the NSSF deduction.