January 26, 2021
Mr. Ahello M. T. Misori, Secretary General,
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET),
P. 0. Box 30412-00100, NAIROBI.
PURPOTED INTERVENTION BY KUPPET IN THE KNUT/TSC ROLE
It has come to our attention that the National Chairman of KUPPET – Hon. Omboko Milemba who is also the Member of Parliament for Emuhaya Constituency, while at Siaya branch last Sunday called on Kenya National Union of Teachers to withdraw Court Cases against TSC and purportedly volunteered to lead KNUT to the negotiation table with TSC (Media Citing attached for your understanding)
This is total mockery of KNUT that is under Labour Attack from TSC using KUPPET as one of the tools of attack.
We wish to state as follows:-
1. KUPPET accepted the transfer of KNUT’s 43,000 members with effect from the payroll of September 2019 to be made memberless and subjected to agency fee with respect to your Union amounting to millions of shillings which are wired to your union and our reliable investigations show that the money is shared as pocket money between top officials for KUPPET and TSC.
Ironically, quite a number of our members who are KNUT officials are being levied agency fee in favour of your Union together with majority of the 43,000 teachers in post primary who are KNUT members.
If you are a reasonable Labour Leader, you should have renounced the transfer of KNUT members and returned over 30 million shillings per month with respect to the members of KNUT to the National Treasurer – KNUT.
2. Agency Fee
You know too well that your agency fee was gazetted ith the aid of TSC on 7th of May, 2018 while that of KNUT was struck off by TSC and is not gazetted to date yet you did not negotiate the Collective Bargaining Agreement but you signed a photocopy of a document that we laboured for with our Human Resource Experts and Legal advisers.
No wonder you do not understand the CBA to date and that the illegal Career Progression Guidelines which abolished the recognition of new academic qualifications by teachers (Certificates, Diplomas, Bachelor’s Degrees, masters ad PhD).
You have gone ahead to gloriously worship the CPG which takes away the intellectual rights of the teachers who undertake continuing education.
You have totally been compromised by the agency fee which is a favour that has been granted to you via utter discrimination against KNUT in TSC influence.
3. You have enjoined in matters that are in Court between KNUT and TSC to side with TSC specifically the Contempt Case against TSC, CEO TSC and the Chairperson TSC for their continued contempt of Judgement No.151 and another Cause at Employment and Labour Relations Court (ELRC) on intention by TSC to revoke the Recognition Agreement with KNUT.
But your enjoinment is via invitation by the TSC to strengthen their case.
This action is not only anti-union but immoral and does not promote solidarity at all in the labour movement.
Therefore going out to purport to instruct KNUT to withdraw legal cases and purporting to volunteer to intervene with these series of CONSPIRACY with the employer is nothing but hypocrisy.
We therefore do not welcome your mischievous activities around the dispute between KNUT and TSC, a dispute that we shall pursue to its logical conclusion using all avenues including Courts of Law.
4. If you have failed to join the global labour Unions in piling pressure on TSC to stop anti-union activities against KNUT then you are least qualified to discuss KNUT in your forums.
Inform your officials accordingly.
HON. WILSON SOSSION
SECRETARY GENERAL K.N.U.T.