Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers KUPPET and TSC held a meeting on Friday. The meeting took place barely a day after KNUT and TSC meeting.
Among the issues discussed include 31,000 teachers in grade C1 and 21,00 in grade C2 to be considered in the 2018/2019 promotions and those said promotions to grade C3 and C4 be advertised.
The two parties also agreed that the diploma teachers interview template be redesigned to level the the play field for their employment. The current employment score sheet does not work well for diploma teachers and this has greatly disadvantaged when it comes to TSC employment.
The press statement signed by Kuppet secretary general, Akello Misori, further revealed that teacher medical cover will be improved in the new contract renewal and most important house allowance will be harmonized to remove geographical considerations.
KUPPET and KNUT Stand on Strike
Meetings between TSC and teachers unions were meant to avert the September 1 strike. Seemingly, the meetings were never fruitful because KNUT secretary general has insisted the strike is on after disagreeing sharply with the TSC on promotion of 30,000 teachers to higher grades.
KUPPET secretary general Akello Misori on the hand has dismissed strike threats by KNUT. Speaking yesterday after the meeting, Akello said KNUT has not followed the laid down procedure of calling for a strike.