The distributed delocalization policy for teachers has been repealed even as the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) urges Teacher Service Commission, TSC, to review the grading system for teachers and sensitize them on the same for familiarity
According to the latest media briefing, Secretary General Collins Oyuu said that this was meant to shed light on topical issues that were addressed during the Naivasha retreat with the employer TSC and possible solutions and further updates them on the progress of the relationship between the union and TSC.
Oyuu added that the policy has been repealed and they are cognizant of the challenges some of their members are facing in their current stations of work occasioned by delocalization, which they are addressing as they come.
“We received many complaints from our respected members and took up the matter with the employer head-on. The current position is that the policy has been repealed,” said Mr. Oyuu. As such, Oyuu urges teachers who are still aggrieved by the policy to consult the union for solutions
The delocalization policy was meant to have teachers transferred to new localities other than their areas of origin or where they have been since they began their teaching career, which the union says has not fared well with teachers.
KNUT boss maintains the union’s proposal shall and will continue to be that teachers to be properly sensitized on their positions within the grading system, since TSC hasn’t quite invested in sensitizing teachers on the same, with most teachers being stuck between the old grading system and the new one since very little has been done by the employer.
He observed that the current grading of teachers is quite unfamiliar to them and if possible, the grading should be made clearer like it used to be in the past that is, the B5, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5 versus the job groups G, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q and T5 to T15 grading.
The Naivasha retreat which was held between July 7, 2022, and July 9, 2022, was aimed at ensuring that both parties are familiar with the current challenges in the teaching profession and how they intend to address them moving forward.