Teachers through their KNUT officials have said that they are going to down their tools come September this year unless the employer addresses their grievances.
Speaking on Saturday at Nyaguta village Bokeira location Nyamira county, National treasurer John Matiang’i called for full implementation of their CBA in total even as the Teachers Service Commission released a new salary scale for them effective this month.
Matiang’i claimed that Teachers Service Commission had refused to come up with a document to appraise teachers’ performance as agreed in the current CBA.
He added that the employer had virtually removed teachers from classrooms and sent them to fill Teachers Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) and National Education Management Information System (TMIS) forms at private cyber cafes.
“The employer has made teachers to be in Cyber cafes filling the TPAD instead of teaching in class, this has costed teachers alot of time,” he said.
According to the national treasurer, the teachers wasted more valuable teaching time when the network was low or non-availability of electricity at the cafes.
Matiang’i said the teachers were dissatisfied with the non-implementation of some clauses in the CBA and policies TSC continued to issue which adversely affected them.
In the ongoing De-localization of teachers the treasure claimed that the transfers have affected marriages across the country.
“As the union we are against the ongoing Delocalization since it has affected the families,” noted Matiang’i