The efforts by the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) to get back to its feet after losing over Ksh1 billion in revenue over the last year have hit a snag.
This is after the Salaries and Remunerations Commission (SRC) cleared the teachers' employer of accusations of tampering with the payroll of teachers by halting the Sacco loan remittances and other third party deductions.
A detailed SRC investigations report has found that TSC does not run a double payroll. The commission discredited Knut claims that the employer deliberately interfered with its register.
“TSC has one payroll which it implements with the technical support of Integrated Payroll and Personnel Database (IPPD),” says SRC in a July 23 audit report.
The contention between Knut and TSC has seen the union record massive walkouts by its members.
The report by SRC boss Anne Gitau found that TSC rightfully implemented the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the job evaluation report and the Career Progression Guidelines (CPG), lifting the blame from the Knut members' employer.
Since June last year, Knut members have dropped from 187,471 to 51, 215 last in August. The union's revenues also shrunk from Sh144 million to a paltry Sh37 million.