Delocalization, mass transfers of TSC Teachers to continue in the New CBA 2021-2025
The contentious issue of delocalization and massive transfers of teachers by their employer, the Teachers Service Commission, TSC will continue even as plans to roll out a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, CBA are underway.
This has been going on in spite of teachers’ unions, especially KNUT being on the frontline in the battle against this highly dreaded exercise.
Currently, the commission is planning to roll out massive teacher transfers in April. Click on the following link to read the full details on the upcoming April 2021 TSC teacher transfers
April 2021 mass delocalization of teachers- over 30, 000 teachers affected
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TSC Delocalizations are legally provided for by CBAs
According to the Commission, teacher transfers are legal and in line with the provisions of the TSC code of regulations for teachers and the Collective Bargaining Agreement, CBA, signed by both TSC and teachers’ unions.
“The Commission finds it an act of dishonesty and deceit on the part of the unions’ leadership to continue making public pronouncements calculated at misleading the same teachers the leaders are supposed to guide,” said Dr Macharia in response to the thorny issue.
Latest TSC Teacher Transfers 2021; list of teachers likely to be affected
TSC is priming itself for massive teacher transfers in April this year. The Commission will be targeting Principals in County and Sub-County schools plus primary school head teachers.
Through a memo dated February 26 memo and addressed to all Regional Directors, TSC seeks details of primary school head teachers and principals of secondary schools who have exited the teaching service. Also required are details for teachers who are currently working in their home counties and those who have stayed at their current stations for over nine years.
Those to be exempted from the transfers are teachers aged above 55 years. The delocalization exercise had been slowed down as a result of the Corona virus pandemic and prolonged closure of schools.
Regional directors have now been directed to capture the home county of the secondary school principals complete with details of their current station. Additionally, details on the size of the school, the sponsor of the institution, and the category of the school and enrolment data should also be collected.
The Commission kicked off the delocalization exercise in January, 2018. Other massive deployments would then follow in April, August and December of the same year. Though in April, 2019 the Commission slowed down the transfers as only a few administrators were moved.
The exercise has seen the execution of transfers for thousands of long serving principals and school heads; with some supporting and others opposed to the delocalization policy. A number of school administrators moved, so far, were those serving in their homes.
Others had also served in the same stations for a long time. Targeted administrators were mostly transferred to other counties and in some instances different regions.
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