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Economy

Teachers up in arms over new pension plan

KNUT SECRETARY-GENERAL WILSON SOSSION. FILE PHOTO | NMG
KNUT SECRETARY-GENERAL WILSON SOSSION. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Teachers have rejected plans to deduct 7.5 per cent of their salaries for a contributory pension scheme starting this month saying they have not been consulted.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) Secretary General Wilson Sossion said while the teachers agree that the Pension Act has been in place since 2012, they are unaware of the existence of the benefits of the scheme.

“We hereby demand that you do not implement this scheme or proceed to deduct any money from teachers until we have a meeting to concur on the implementation modality and commencement date,” said Mr Sossion in a letter dated July 5 to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Nancy Macharia.

The letter copied to Cabinet Secretaries Henry Rotich (National Treasury) and Fred Matiang’i (Education)and Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.

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