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TSC Promotes 32,000 Teachers Who Left KNUT

A Thursday report by The Standard has revealed that 32,000 teachers largely from the B5 job group will be promoted to the C1 job group.

This is after the teachers accepted the Career Progression Guidelines (CPGs) that has for a while been opposed by KNUT.

It was also revealed that up to 15,000 teachers were poised for a promotion in the future.

The new progress is a big a blow to the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) whose membership has drastically declined from over 136,000 to about 10,350 members in the last few months.

The former giant union KNUT had rejected the CPGs holding that promotions were to be decided by merit, seniority and open vacancies.

In the old schemes of service, teachers were promoted depending on selective skill courses while CPG granted an opportunity for common staff promotions which occur every 3 months.

The statement further showed that the mass exodus cost KNUT up to Sh1.6 billion payouts.

In relation, KNUT got Ksh144 million payout in June 2019, an amount that greatly decreased to just Ksh20 million in November last year.

Teachers affiliated with KNUT have been denied promotions with the 2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

Last year in November, the union had appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to mediate in the dispute between the union and (TSC).

KNUT national treasurer Mr John Matiang’i had at the point remarked that the commission had plotted a scheme to further escalate the union’s financial woes.

“Your excellency, the President, I appeal to you as the father of the teachers of this country, take up this matter by yourself.

“The obituary of this union should not be written when you are the head of state,” he stated.


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