KNUT puts off teachers strike planned for September 1stto allow negotiation talks.

KNUT puts off teachers strike planned for September 1stto allow negotiation talks.

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NEWSDESK,30TH AUG 2018-It is good news to thousands of students and parents across the country after the Kenya National Union of Teachers on Thursday  announced   suspension of its strike  that was scheduled for September first.This according to KNUT will give way to negotiations  with  the Teachers Service Commission.

KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion said the teachers’ industrial action scheduled to begin on September 1, 2018 had been put on hold pending ongoing negotiations with their employer.

Presiding over KNUT’s Masaba North branch AGM at Metamaywa in Nyamira County, Sossion however vowed to lobby members to down their tools if the negotiations hit a stalemate.

According to Sossion, it was their employer who invited them to the negotiating table after they asked for the contentious policies to be repealed.

Teachers have been opposed  to among others  delocalization of principals, non-promotion of qualified teachers and medical cover.

There is also another policy to conduct teacher training by the Education Ministry on weekends was also rejected by the union.

 

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