After the dynamic strike of teachers in Kenya, their country’s Supreme Court deemed their request fair and ordered a pay increase of at least 50%. The government, on the other hand questions the court ruling, while the President, Uhuru Kenyatta, claims that this would harm the state budget. Therefore, it proceeded to the closure of public schools in order to put pressure on teachers, so that they back off from their demands, while at the same time, the private schools of the country are operating normally. Teachers, on the other hand, continue their struggle and call on the government to respect the court decision.
FISE (World Federation of Teacher Unions), member of WFTU (World Federation of Trade Unions) condemns the government of Kenyatta, who blackmails the teachers and sets even more class barriers in education with this attitude.
We express our solidarity with the fair struggle of teachers in Kenya and we call on all educational organizations participating in the FISE to actively express their support.