Kenya National Union of Teachers is battling a new war after current and former staff members announced a looming strike.
The embattled union has previously clashed with Teachers Service Commission prompting some teachers to defect to rival union KUPPET.
In a letter to the Secretary general the staff highlighted a number of issues leading to the strike.
the letter read:
STRIKE NOTICE! ALL CURRENT, RETIRED AND FORMER KNUT STAFF PREPARE FOR THE MOTHER OF ALL STRIKES
KNUT Secretary General
DATE. 11th March 2020.
REF. STRIKE NOTICE BY ALL KNUT EMPLOYEES.
We the full time, contracted and retired employees of the Kenya National Union of Teachers do hereby serve you with a 21 day notice to strike due to various breach of contracts and injustices caused by your offices. We are joined with suppliers and other service providers whom you have ignored and refused to pay.
- SALARY PAYMENTS All KNUT staff are demanding salary payments, whereas some of us have NOT been paid for up to 16 months.
- PENSION AND RETIREMENT KNUT hqs has NOT been remitting our contributions to NSSF, or to our retirment scheme.
- MEDICAL SCHEME A medical scheme for all the staff at KNUT including elected leaders eg the steering, NEC and Executive secretaries has collapsed due to non payments from KNUT Hqs. Our health and that of our loved ones is at stake.
- ARBITRARY SACKINGS AND SUSPENSIONS
As staff, we shall be demanding that the KNUT Secretary General stops treating staff to threats, sackings and suspensions without any due process.
5.BREACH OF CONTRACTS Various bussiness groups and contracted staff have proof that you have done contrary to what you signed on paper. You have terminated contracts, ignored their pleas and continue to carry yourself arrogantly yet you are in breach of contract.
The countdown to our strike begins by copy of this letter. We demand that all staff including branch secretaries begin a go slow as from today 11th March to culminate in the mother of all strike in April 2020 where we shall paralyse the entire operations at KNUT.
Interim Organising Secretary.
- Labour Ministry.
- KNUT NationalChair
- KNUT National TREASURER
- All retired officials
- Contracted Persons
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