Court blocks teachers’ strike
The Employment and Labour Relations court has suspended the nationwide teachers’ strike.
Judge Byram Ongaya also stayed a decision to transfer union officials who were among more than 3,000 headteachers moved by the Teachers’ Service Commission.
“Pending an agreement on the transfer of union officials beyond the geographical limits of the branch they are elected to serve, the decision to transfer is, hereby, stayed,” he said.
The judge said the promotion of teachers should be made as per the CBA and prevailing regulations on career progression.
Kenya National Union of Teachers through lawyer Paul Muite had claimed that the TSC introduced new guidelines to promote teachers without involving them.
He said transfer and promotion should only be effected in accordance with the prevailing CBA and code of regulations of teachers, same for development modules.
The judge directed that the case is mentioned on January 17 to report on the progress of reconciliation proceedings.
Source: The star Kenya