Secondary school heads mull dropping union posts
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SEE ALSO :Schools miss cash over new systemKnut Secretary General Wilson Sossion has dismissed the opposition to a court ruling on teachers' promotion, union membership and transfers, saying the union will not relent on its fight. “We will defend the court findings and determinations with our lives. TSC should stop inciting teachers,” Sossion said. Indimuli said Kessha firmly supports the employer to seek stay orders in the recent court judgment that has put Knut and TSC on a warpath. He said secondary school heads support TSC's appeal against the judgment that "set aside career progression guidelines". “These are the tools that teachers in administrative positions were being promoted based on. Reversing implementation of these tools negates the gains already achieved,” Indimuli said.
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