In Summary
  • On Friday, the TSC stopped a pay rise of 103,624 teachers who are Knut members.

  • Cotu Secretary-General Francis Atwoli said the TSC should stop violating teachers’ rights through illegalities.

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) on Saturday criticised the move by the teacher’s employer to deny some tutors promotions and pay increment. 

This comes after the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) termed the TSC’s move as is illegal.

Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion on Saturday said the union will fight fearlessly for its members.

 “The union will not allow the TSC to enslave its members through unfair labour practices aimed at denying teachers what they deserve in terms of remuneration,” he said.

KNUT MEMBERS

On Friday, the TSC stopped a pay rise of 103,624 teachers who are Knut members.

TSC Corporate Communications officer Kihumba Kamotho, said the payroll for Knut members has not factored in Phase Three of the 2017- 2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement because the court ordered that their terms be based on the schemes of service and not career progression guidelines.

The most affected teachers are chief principals, secondary teacher II and secondary teachers III. Also affected primary special needs education teachers, primary teachers I (P1 and P2).

The TSC said, court judgment that set aside the implementation of career progression guidelines has necessitated preparation of two parallel payrolls in order to comply with the court ruling without disadvantaging teachers who are not Knut members.

Cotu Secretary-General Francis Atwoli said the TSC should stop violating teachers’ rights through illegalities.

Mr Atwoli said, the commission’s actions amount to intimidation and harassment of teachers for belonging to a union.

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