Kenya : 14-day strike notice after talks failed with TSC

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed speaks after chairing stakeholders' meeting on curriculum reform. Photo: Twitter

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – The Kenya Union of Teachers (KNUT) has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to address their grievances or face unspecified action. Terming a strike as one of the consequences, the union lashed out at the teachers’ employer for running away from responsibility and lying about the Naivasha meeting.

The move came a day after TSC issued a statement, accusing KNUT of giving fresh demands during their five-day retreat in Naivasha.

Teachers are demanding an immediate stop to delocalisation, wants more than 30,000 promoted and an immediate stop to ongoing performance appraisals.

Addressing the press at Panorama Hotel in Naivasha, KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion denied claims that they walked out of the meeting. Instead, Sossion said it was TSC commissioners who asked for time to review the demands by teachers afresh.

KNUT National Chairman Wycliffe Omuchei criticized TSC leadership, saying it is misleading the country over the Naivasha meeting. He said their patience is running out, with the TSC shifting goals and issuing contradicting statements over the teachers’ grievances.

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