KNUT To Resume Monthly Deductions From Teachers As TSC Plan to Take Back teachers to KNUT

The conspiracies surrounding this large teachers’ union seem far-fetched.

Just a day after its secretary general, Wilson Sossion, resigned on the eve of the election, citing frustration with government information over the two-year-old union’s decision.

Sources close to the future Secretary-General Collins Oyuu have outlined a strategic plan that will enable the union to regenerate and the money owed by the unions to start over.

Strategic strategists could see that the TSC reversed its anti-union action against Knut which led to critical negotiations and, honestly, restored good industrial relations and a better working environment.

What is shocking, however, is that teachers may suddenly see Knut (Swas) being pulled from their unauthorized payslip.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is currently facing allegations from the teacher category of allowing deductions on their payslips without their consent.

According to those teachers, the Commission has become a commercial venture by allowing unwanted withdrawals.

This category of high school teachers said they were illegally added to the membership of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) but did not fill out any form or visit any of the offices in Kuppet for services.

Some of the teachers who have been planted have graduated from P1 graduates who say they too were immediately added to Kuppet when they took the assignment to be sent to high school.

Since 2019 the TSC has been accused of stigmatizing other unions and favoring others with Knut accusing the TSC of undermining its membership register and depriving it of funds to cripple its operations.

In June 2019 Knut took up the issue of being a member of the Kenya Women Teachers Association (Kewota) at the Ethnics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Knut General Secretary then Wilson Sossion called on the EACC and DCI to investigate TSC officials for allegedly collaborating with Kewota to recruit teachers without their knowledge.

“We have seen that the TSC illegally withdrew the withdrawal of Sh200 checks from each female teacher of 58,000 teachers who did not approve of the reduction at all,” Mr Sossion said in a letter to the agency dated June 20, 2019.

He said the union had also established that the commission would automatically upload programs that would cost money, without the consent of teachers and in collaboration with Kewota officials.

Former Kuppet general secretary Moses Nturima said members were hired and reduced for the TSC blessing, saying we were interested.

“Deductions are illegal and include economic crimes against teachers involved on the part of the employer,” he said.

When contacted for comment, Kewota’s founder, Ms Ndegwa, said the organization fights for women’s rights and does not compete with traditional organizations.

“Why does it happen that when women get together it becomes a problem? The needs of women are different… we want to fill the gaps that the unions have not been able to address, ”said Ms Ndegwa.

He reported that the association employed 60,000 members who paid Sh200 a month, which was Sh12million a month.

With the current economic crisis out of the Collective Partnership Agreement (CBA) and with the impending 3% pension deduction in January 2022, it will be a severe punishment for teachers to be reimbursed especially if this is not in line with their will.
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) suspended wage review of teachers, public servants and government officials due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 epidemic and thus disrupted

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