Kenya: TSC Skips Talks With KNUT As Teachers' Strike Looms

1 January 2019

Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has asked tutors transferred by their employer not to report to their new stations as school open on Wednesday.

Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion accused the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) of acting in bad faith after its officials missed a conciliation meeting on Tuesday.

Mr Sossion said the teachers' strike is still on unless TSC promotes more than 30,00 tutors who have acquired higher qualifications.

The Knut boss said he will defy a court order requiring the union to provide a list of teachers it wants promoted, saying that is solely the role of TSC's human resource department to keep a register of tutors and their qualifications, a function paid for by taxpayers.

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