Teachers’ unions wants TSC’s power to discipline teachers revoked.
KUPPET and KNUT Teachers’ unions wants TSC’s power to discipline teachers revoked; Through the national parliament, they want lawmakers to review and amend the teachers service act.
Speaking on Tuesday, the union recommended that the want independent entities to handle cases pertaining teachers.
KNUT sec general Collins Oyuu stated,”We want an independent body to serve as a peace tribunal. Teachers are on their own when they are being disciplined and even dismissed.”
They additionally argued that the salaried remuneration commission is not giving an ear to teachers, regarding the long called dialogue on the increase of their salaries.
KUPPET sec general Okello Misori stated,” SRC brought in a circular two weeks to the beginning of talks, and that circular removed any power from the employer.”
“At one time we were declared persona non grata, that we were not good people. And we received a lot of backlash,” KUPPET Chairman Omboko Milemba added
The committee however, highlighted that the teachers signed a non-monetary 2021/2025 collective bargaining agreement , which has been the cause of these problems.
Phylis a member of the education committee stated,”Teachers are going through so many other challenges yet they are unionised, to an extent that some even feel that it is better not to be a union member.”
Further, KNUT sec general, Collins Oyuu argued that teachers service commission should take care of teachers when they retire instead of a third party.
Oyuu stated,”If the TSC has the mandate to employ and pay teachers, how then do we have a third party to take charge of these teachers after their retirement.”