Why teachers could pocket less next month
SEE ALSO :TSC panel seeks to replace commissionersThe commission blamed a computer error for not paying Knut its dues, adding that it was willing to remit the same in September. “We have not disobeyed the orders. We have a reason for not remitting the deductions. The payroll for August is already done. We were in the process of dividing the payroll into two. We ran into a technological problem. We have no problem to give union dues,” TSC said. When Labour Court judge Byrum Ongaya suggested that the Nancy Macharia-led commission should then enter a consent with the Wilson Sossion-led union, TSC lawyer Timon Oyucho changed tune. According to the lawyer, the claim by Knut emanated from a case which was settled by the same judge in July. He argued that Justice Ongaya ought to withdraw from the case as the union was allegedly trying to seek interpretation of his orders while he had already settled the dispute.
SEE ALSO :TSC blacklists Wilson SossionAccording to the lawyer, TSC split unionisable and non unionisable teachers in its payroll after the court declined to suspend its orders in favour of the union. The lawyer claimed that there was a plot by TSC to kill Knut.
Fresh battle“They arbitrarily decided not to effect the deductions, not to comply with appraisal scheme. We have run to this court because it is this court and this court alone that can save workers,” claimed Muite. Meanwhile, a fresh battle arose yesterday over TSC’s advertisement for principals and head teachers’ positions. Knut filed a contempt of court application against TSC, claiming that the adverts were against the orders of the court that unionisable teachers ought to be promoted in accordance with the Code of Regulations for Teachers.
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