Keep off our dispute, Knut demands of rival Kuppet

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 00:00 |
Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion speaking in Nakuru over the weekend, where he objected to the proposal on the reintroduction of caning in schools. Photo/PD/Raphael Munge

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) yesterday demanded Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) keeps off its dispute with the employer body.

Knut Secretary General, Wilson Sossion dismissed as hypocrisy, attempts by Kuppet to try and mediate their long battle with Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

He told Kuppet that it has failed to join the global union in piling pressure on TSC to stop anti-union activities against Knut thus least qualified to discuss Knut affairs.

“Going out to purport to instruct Knut to withdraw legal cases and purporting to volunteer to intervene with these series of conspiracy with employer is nothing but hypocrisy,” Sossion said in a hard-hitting letter to Kuppet Secretary General, Akelo Misori.

“We therefore do not welcome your mischievous activities around the dispute between Knut and TSC, a dispute we will pursue to its logical conclusion using all avenues including courts of law,” said Sossion.

He was responding to remarks by Kuppet National Chairman Omboko Milemba that Knut should  to bury the hatchet with TSC.

In the rejoinder, Sossion accused Kuppet of accepting transfer of Knut’s 43,000 members with effect from the payroll of September 2019 to be made member less and subjected to agency fee with respect to its union amounting to millions of shillings wired to Kuppet.

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