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Articles from Kenya

  1. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 February 2015

    Creating a future of quality education in Africa begins now

    Faced with the challenge of achieving quality education for all in Africa, educators and unionists from across the continent are in Nairobi, Kenya to pave the way toward real solutions.

    Creating a future of quality education in Africa begins now
  2. Union growth 22 January 2015

    Teachers’ strike highlights Kenya’s education challenges

    A Kenyan school made global headlines on Monday when children, some as young as seven, protesting against the seizure of their playground by property developers, were tear-gassed by police.

    Teachers’ strike highlights Kenya’s education challenges
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 8 January 2015

    What the teachers of Kenya are fighting for

    The fight for decent living conditions and fair salaries are behind the closure of schools in Kenya following the walkout of the country’s public school teachers who are calling for an acceptable collective bargaining agreement.

    What the teachers of Kenya are fighting for
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 28 November 2014

    Kenya: Teachers to stay home following deadly terrorist attack

    Increasing violence has prompted the Kenya National Union of Teachers to urge its members to stop working after 22 teachers were killed in a bus attack.

    Kenya: Teachers to stay home following deadly terrorist attack
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 30 October 2014

    Kenyan teachers: no quality education without collective bargaining

    Teacher unions in Kenya are urging the Government to allow and support the ongoing negotiations on their basic salaries, and demand the approval of a new collective bargaining agreement.

    Kenyan teachers: no quality education without collective bargaining
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 August 2014

    Unite Campaign’s Africa event to move south amid Ebola threat

    With the risk too serious to ignore, Education International will relocate its Unite for Quality Education event planned for Nairobi, Kenya as travel bans from Western Africa come into effect.

    Unite Campaign’s Africa event to move south amid Ebola threat
  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 April 2014

    Kenya: teacher union applies for Teachers' TV channel license

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), one of EI national affiliates, has announced that it applied for a television broadcasting license to provide educational content that has been missing from TV and radio, to assist teachers in providing students with better quality education.

    Kenya: teacher union applies for Teachers' TV channel license
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 3 March 2014

    Kenya: Education unions issue two-week strike notice

    Public university lecturers and non-teaching staff have threatened to go on strike in two weeks’ time in Kenya. Led by union officials from the Universities’ Academic Staff Union (UASU), an EI national affiliate, as well as members of the Kenya University Staff Union (KUSU), they have urged the Government to...

    Kenya: Education unions issue two-week strike notice
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 12 December 2013

    Kenya: Educators’ voice should be heard, say unions

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and the Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers (KUDHEIHA), two of EI’s national affiliates, have called on the Government to engage in honest social dialogue to ensure quality education in the country.

    Kenya: Educators’ voice should be heard, say unions
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 6 August 2013

    Kenya: Government withholds salaries after teachers’ strike ends

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), one of EI’s affiliates in the country, has informed EI that the teachers’ national strike which started on 25 June was called off on 17 July. The education union urged teachers to report back to their schools the next day. Unfortunately, however, the...

    Kenya: Government withholds salaries after teachers’ strike ends
  11. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 19 April 2013

    Kenya: stop teacher shortage now, say education unionists

    Officials from the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), one of EI's Kenyan affiliates, have condemned the severe teacher gap in the country, urging national authorities to remedy the understaffing.

    Kenya: stop teacher shortage now, say education unionists
  12. Equity and inclusion 20 December 2012

    Kenya: Teachers plan to secure 47 county representative seats for women

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), one of EI’s national affiliates, is planning to have 47 county representative positions taken up by female teachers. KNUT President Wilson Sossion has announced that his union will also support women teachers going for other political seats.

    Kenya: Teachers plan to secure 47 county representative seats for women
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 November 2012

    Kenya: educators’ union tackling the teacher deprofessionalisation issue

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) is a teachers’ trade union founded in December 1957 during a conference held in a local school in Nairobi. Its constitution was ratified in 1958 and registered in 1959. It has a membership ranging between 180,000 to 240,000 teachers drawn mainly from primary,...

    Kenya: educators’ union tackling the teacher deprofessionalisation issue
  14. Standards and working conditions 1 October 2012

    Kenya: Successful conclusion to talks, teachers back at work

    EI’s affiliate, the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), has confirmed that its national teachers’ strike was called off on 24 September after successful negotiations with the Government.

    Kenya: Successful conclusion to talks, teachers back at work
  15. Union growth 21 September 2012

    Kenya: Government must meet educators’ legitimate demands for decent wages

    EI has sent a protest letter to the Kenyan Head of Public Service, Francis Kimemia, urging the Government to enter into meaningful negotiations with EI national affiliates on teacher wages and allowances.

    Kenya: Government must meet educators’ legitimate demands for decent wages
  16. Standards and working conditions 6 September 2012

    Kenya: deadlock in union talks on strike over pay

    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...

    Kenya: deadlock in union talks on strike over pay
  17. Standards and working conditions 22 June 2012

    How KNUT got rid of contract teachers

    The action taken by KNUT to prevent the recruitment of teachers on contract not only ensured that education is protected against the shocks of economy which could lead to cuts directed at the education sector but also set the trend for continued recruitment of qualified teachers in Kenya. It also...

    How KNUT got rid of contract teachers
  18. Standards and working conditions 24 May 2012

    Kenya: Pay and teacher shortages at top of union agenda

    The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), one of EI’s national affiliates, has been strongly advocating for a 300 per cent pay rise, and is carrying out a survey on the shortage of educators in the country and its impact on the delivery of quality education. In January, KNUT also...

    Kenya: Pay and teacher shortages at top of union agenda