KNUT tells striking JSS teachers they are being used by KUPPET

Kullow Mohammed, KNUT Assistant National Treasurer. He has said JSS teachers are being misled by KUPPET to boycott classes.

KNUT has now told Junior Secondary School (JSS) intern teachers who have absconded duty to refuse to be used by KUPPET and remain calm as their issues are being resolved.

KNUT Assistant National Treasurer Kullow Muhammed has told Education News that the union has advised the teachers to be patient since it’s negotiating their grievances with Teachers Service Commission (TSC) in a more amicable way.

“Earlier today KNUT advised JSS teachers to be patient and allow negotiations to take place. KUPPET on the other hand is telling them not to go to school and continue demonstrating when they did not help them declare a strike. KUPPET is using our young colleagues to participate in an unprotected strike which has no notice.

In our own special way let’s advise our young colleagues that in 2015 the same court awarded us 50-60 per cent salary increment that has never been honoured to date,” said Muhammed.

According to him, the teachers signed a contract as interns and not permanent employees with the commission.

“The courts said internship is illegal. In essence the courts indirectly asked TSC to terminate the internship contracts and carry out employment. We need to know that our JSS brothers and sisters are not TSC employees as of now; just look at their medical cover,” he said.

Yesterday the National Assembly majority leader said “If you think internship is illegal then wait for a legal one. This is a very strong message from a govt mouthpiece,” he added.


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