I will not fight for you Unless You Meet These Conditions: Oyuu Tells Transferred TPG Members
The kenya national union of teachers (KNUT) secretary general, Collins Oyuu has swore not block the transfers of teachers who are members of the teachers pressure group. He has instead given them conditions to meet before KNUT comes in to stand with them.
Oyuu has told the pressure group to follow the right channel in airing their grievances.
“Those teachers should follow the right channel to air their views, as a union and as the SG of Knut I am always ready to engage the employer on issues of teachers. But I cannot fight for teachers who are going everywhere in the media and the social media showing disrespect to the employer,” said Oyuu.
According to Oyuu, the teachers must first accept that they are employees of the teachers’ service commission, TSC, and accept to be controlled by TSC before KNUT assists them.
“If a teacher cannot be controlled by the employer, then how do I engage the employer on their behalf, the TSC has always been transferring teachers. If anyone feels his or her transfer is punitive, they should approach Knut and we shall take up the matter with TSC,” Oyuu said.
Oyuu said teachers need to seek proper advice on how to address their issues since revolting against the employer could cause them harm.
“A year ago, we lost some 245 teachers through interdiction after they failed to consider advice and instead went ahead to protest against the Competency Based-Curriculum (CBC), some of them are now regretting,” said Mr Oyuu.
Oyuu also insists that he cannot support those who are opposing his leadership. He wants the teachers to approach him for support before he engages TSC on the matter.
He said that as of Friday, none of the transferred teachers had reported to him nor sought help from the union.
“That group is not registered and therefore they do not represent teachers, let all teachers come to us for help. I cannot speak for people who have not reached out to us,” he said.