Breaking: Teachers call off strike
03 October 2015, 15:11
Nairobi - Teachers have called off their 5 week long strike and will resume duty Monday, their unions have said.
The teachers termed the move to call off the strike necessary as they wanted to adhere to a court order asking the strike to be suspended for 90 days for negotiations.
The order was sent through by the Industrial Court Thursday.
" The strike has been suspended for 90 days since 8 days ago, when the order was put through," Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary General Wilson Sossion said Saturday.
Sossion says that in the lapse of the 90 days teachers will go on strike once again to fight for their rights.
" We have adhered with the law. Let no one say we did not. We have given our demands in the right manner, went on a legal strike and we want the government to have that in consideration," he added.
Sossion urged teachers to resume duty Monday and help prepare examination candidates for forthcoming exams.
" We would like the government to move the exam calendar to help teachers prepare their candidates," he added.
The exams are due to officially kick off next week.
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