TSC AND KNUT TO MAINTAIN STATUS QUO, HERE ARE THE DETAILS
The Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT has secured a temporary order halting the Teachers Service Commission, TSC from ending the recognition agreement.
According to KNUT’s lawyer Judith Guserwa the notice issued by TSC boss Nancy Macharia seeking to terminate the agreement which was signed on 15th May 1968 lacked basis since the union still has the simple majority.
The issued had been issued based contested numbers.
KNUT, however, argued that the TSC had maliciously created portal aimed at shifting KNUT members to its competitor KUPPET following a bitter argument.
In his affidavit, KNUT Secretary General Mr Wilson Sossion alleged that the TSC was undermining the membership of KNUT.
He further accused TSC Boss Dr Nancy Macharia of coming up with a validation process aimed at crippling the union’s membership.
Judge Byrum Ongaya of the Labour Court said KNUT had a strong case, hence parties should maintain status quo.
COTU boss Francis Atwoli has defended KNUT saying the provisions of the Kenyan Constitution supersede the Recognition Agreement cited by the TSC.
According to Atwoli, the New Constitution provides a wide range of Bill of Rights which the TSC should not overlook.