Teachers collect signatures to send TSC home over row

Thursday December 31 2015

KUPPET Kisumu County Chairman  Zablon Awange at

KUPPET Kisumu County Chairman Zablon Awange at a past event. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Teachers have begun collecting signatures to send home commissioners at their employment body for denying them a salary increment.

The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) said the Lydia Nzomo-led commission had also refused to deduct their union dues, as has been the norm, with an aim of paralyzing their union.

The union is targeting at least 34,000 signatures from its members countrywide.

Mr Zablon Awange, the Kisumu branch chairman accused the Teachers Service Commission of colluding with a private insurer, AON Minet, to deduct medical allowances of over Sh3,000 from December pay slip without their consent.

“We are going to send the TSC mandarins home. They have compromised the independence of the commission and mid-wived the humiliation of teachers by denying them salaries,” said Mr Awange during their meeting at a Kisumu hotel.

They also said there was discriminatory allocation of house allowances which were to be added to all those teaching in schools within cities and municipalities as some did not receive.