KNUT Promises To Fight For Implementation Of 2017-2021 And 2021-2025 CBA
The Kenya National Union of Teachers, KNUT, has assured members that it will ensure, through whatever it takes, that the teachers service commission implements both 2017-2021 and 2021-2025 CBA.
Speaking during Rongo KNUT branch elections at Awendo sub- county, knut assistant treasurer, Ali abdi told members that the CBA’s will be implemented together, in case the 2017-2021 one is not implemented by July.
Abdi accused TSC of leaving the 2017-2021 CBA underway, and ignoring talks with KNUT about 2021-2025 CBA. “The commission cannot continue to ignore the union and we will explore all possible channels to achieve our demands,” said Abdi.
Abdi added that the selective implementation of the 2017-2021 CBA is seriously demotivating KNUT members and may interfere with their ability to deliver properly in classrooms.
He urged teachers to accept the changes and replace the check off system with the standing order system, since this is the only way KNUT will be enhanced through SACCOS and other organisations. Through, the standing order system, TSC will never blackmail KNUT again, and KNUT will regain its financial muscles.
KNUT and TSC have been at war for quite some time, which has resulted in KNUT members being sidelined in the final phase of 2017-2021 CBA and the recently advertised promotions.
Abdi also urged the government to ensure that retired teachers get their pensions at the right time, rather than waiting for longer to get their pensions.