Work on Monday or face the sack, government tells teachers
06 September 2015, 11:54
Nairobi - Teachers have been told to report to work Monday or face the sack as the government moves in to try end the ongoing teachers strike.
The Teachers Service Commission TSC says that baked by a court ruling which failed to officially recognize the strike, they will move on to sack teachers.
The High Court Friday said that the strike was unprotected due to the fact that teachers' unions failed to provide the TSC with a strike notice.
" Teachers who participate in an unprotected strike cannot claim the
protection of employment laws when the employer commences disciplinary
action including dismissal from the service, " TSC Chair Lydia Nzomo said.
But in a quick rejoinder Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT Secretary Wilson Sossion said that the move was a waste of time.
" She can say what she wants but the strike goes on unless the government pays up," he said bullishly.
Teachers have been on strike one week after the Supreme Court granted them a 50/60% pay-rise that had already been guaranteed by the Labour Court as well as the Court of Appeal.
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