TSC WAS RIGHT TO INTERDICT KNUT OFFICIALS WHO DISRUPTED CBC TRAINING, SAYS COURT
KNUT OFFICIALS TO BE INTERDICTED FOR DISRUPTING CBC TRAINING SESSIONS
A labour court has upheld the decision by the Teachers Service Commission to interdict KNUT officials who disrupted the CBC teacher sessions in various centres.
Fourteen KNUT officials had filed a petition aimed at reversing the decision by the TSC to interdict them over allegations of incitement and causing chaos during the Competence-Based Curriculum training sessions at various centres.
According to The Standard Digital, a court ruling issued on December 11 dismissed the KNUT Officials’ petition saying it is unmerited.
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Part of the ruling read
“From the foregoing, the court finds no merit in the petition herein and the same is dismissed in its entirety with costs to the first respondent (TSC). Costs to be paid by each petitioner in equal proportions.”
KNUT union officials argued that disciplinary action cannot apply in their case since they are union officials.
TSC on its part said that the union officials are not exempted from interdiction since they were still TSC employees and were therefore obliged to observe the TSC Code of Conduct for teachers.
The labour court, however, noted that KNUT union officials are likely to experience bottlenecks since they cannot play their roles efficiently without being insubordinate to their employer, TSC.
The court also told the Teachers Service Commission to be extremely careful when disciplining employees since there are many activities that trade union officials carry out on behalf of teachers.
THIS COUR RULING HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON KNUT UNION OFFICIALS WHO BESIDES HAVING TO SERVE A SIX-MONTH INTERDICTION PERIOD HAVE TO CATER FOR THE COST OF ALL COURT PROCEEDINGS.