Teachers’ strike looms as Knut and TSC dig in

The government of Kenya is striving so hard to have teachers and their employer strike a deal ahead of the filing of a conciliation report in the Employment and Labour Relations Court Wednesday as they have little time to do this.




The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) have been  through series of dialogues for a month following a court order that they reconcile their positions. The order averted a teachers’ strike that would have started at the beginning of the year.

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The TSC claims that the demand by Knut that teachers be promoted after they attain higher professional qualifications is contrary to their code of regulations. Chief executive officer Nancy Macharia, in her submission, says promotions are guided by several factors, including merit and ability as reflected in an individual’s work, performance and results.

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