Unions fight over 16,000 teachers
SEE ALSO :20 schools on Knec cheating watch listThe union wants TSC ordered to respect a recognition agreement signed in 2010, directing them to remit dues from post-primary education teachers to Kuppet. Clarify demarcation The union’s secretary general, Akelo Misori, asked the court to step in to clarify the demarcation between Kuppet and Knut, ‘after TSC reneged on the agreement’. Mr Misori said Kuppet was not able to cater for the welfare of secondary school teachers when it was formed in 1998 as it lacked the simple majority of membership to run the union. “But now that we have the numbers, TSC has no option but to transfer the teachers. “When we attained the simple majority, we entered into a recognition agreement with TSC, which acknowledged that we are the only organisation to ventilate issues affecting post-primary education teacher.”
SEE ALSO :Sossion, TSC strike sweetheart dealHe accused TSC of refusing to honour the agreement by allowing Knut to recruit all teachers and remitting the dues to the rival union. Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion said: “No act of mediation or reconciliation should take away teachers’ right to join a union of their choice.” The Ministry of Labour had recommended that Knut should only represent primary school teachers and that their secondary school counterparts be left to Kuppet.