Knut threatens strike should TSC appeal case on promotion of 50,000 teachers

Knut threatens strike should TSC appeal case on promotion of 50,000 teachers

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) now wants 50,000 teachers promoted immediately following a big win after the Labour court set aside new career progression rules guiding their promotions.

Mr Wilson Sossion, the union’s Secretary-General, said on Saturday that the Teachers Service Commission should quickly engage Parliament and secure funds for the promotions.

Mr Sossion said the union was ready to meet the commission to customise the good provisions in the scheme of service.

“We are ready to immediately engage with the TSC on implementation of the promotions and other related issues as directed by the court. We want the teachers’ employer to set up a meeting as soon as Monday to discuss how to progress with the matter,” he said.

STRIKE THREAT

The Knut boss warned that should the teachers’ employer appeal the ruling by justice Bryam Ongaya, teachers will immediately down their tools in protest.

“We will not take any sideshows by the commission. We do not want to run teachers’ affairs through other courts as the issues have been settled through the Labour court.”

Speaking at Tenwek boys high school in Bomet county, Mr Sossion also demanded that the TSC immediately recall all Knut officials who were transferred from their branches.

“All the Knut branch officials who were identified, marked, and maliciously transferred by the TSC should immediately be returned to the branches,” he said.

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