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Teachers shelve industrial action plans

06 January 2014, 15:10

Nairobi - Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has momentarily shelved plans to issue a notice of labor dispute to the government.

Speaking on Monday at a press conference in Nairobi, KNUT Secretary General, Wilson Sossion, said the union would now wait for the outcome of the bilateral talks that they have been invited to by the Teachers Service Commission Secretary, Gabriel Lengoiboni.

“We had intended to declare a labour dispute today, in accordance the Annual Delegates Conference’s resolutions of December 2013. However the secretary to the commission Gabriel Lengoiboni, has invited us for a comprehensive bilateral meeting on Wednesday, January 8 at 10.00 am (local time),” he said.

KNUT national officials will brief the union’s national executive committee on the outcome of the meeting with TSC Secretary Delegates at the 56th annual delegates’ conference had given an ultimatum to the TSC, requiring the employer to unconditionally implement all pending teachers’ promotions by December 31 last year, an action which Sossion said the TSC had failed to act in accordance with.

Sossion stated that some 53 000 teachers are up for promotions and benefits after they acquired higher qualifications ranging from certificates to doctorate degrees as set out in the teachers schemes of service.

Sossion added that in case the commission did not immediately promote the teachers, the union would go ahead with the issuance of the notice of labor dispute and then commence industrial action seven days later.

KNUT chairman, Mudzo Nzili, has in the meantime called upon teachers to report to their respective work stations across the country as they await the outcomes of the bilateral talks between the KNUT officials and TSC.

– CAJ News


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