Labour Court has declared teachers strike illegal, thus ordering them to report to work immediately.
The court has also ordered Teachers Service Commission to pay teachers their September salaries.
The government and TSC moved to court to protest earlier decision made by the Supreme Court requiring the Government to increase teachers’ pay by 50-60 percent. Friday’s decision is a win for President Uhuru’s administration which maintained that the Government does not have money to pay teachers.
However, Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) is expected to appeal against the Friday court decision, but chances of losing the case are high.
On Wednesday, CORD introduced a paybill number to collect money for teachers’ salaries and cater for expenses arising from the court cases. Up to now, only Ksh 210,000 has been contributed to the Paybill number.