In Summary

  • Knut wants to meet TSC to discuss recognition of new qualification as contained in the scheme of service for teachers as they want teachers to be promoted on graduation.
  • In the letter also copied to Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his Labour counterpart Phyllis Kandie, Mr Sossion cautioned Mrs Macharia against using junior officers to reply to letters addressed to her.

A teacher’s union has threatened to call out its members for a nationwide strike if their employer does not engage them immediately.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion said the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive officer Nancy Macharia must call an emergency meeting to resolve pending issues which are affecting teachers.

“Note that some issues are so dear to the teachers and we are under very intense pressure from our members and these are matters that border on industrial,” said Mr Sossion in a letter to Mrs Macharia dated March 20.

Knut wants to meet TSC to discuss recognition of new qualification as contained in the scheme of service for teachers as they want teachers to be promoted on graduation.

The union also wants discussions on employment of more teachers and proper engagement in the development of the implementation schedule of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) as was agreed in Naivasha last year.

“These are explosive matters that the union shall be left with no option but to invoke an industrial action at the shortest notice possible if you are not willing to engage us and resolve them. We demand for a meeting and our previous demands in all our correspondences remain,” said Mr Sossion.

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