In the 2021-2025 new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that was reached out on 13th July 2021 the commission agreed with the teachers unions that teachers whose families were separated as a result of mass transfers will be deployed to work near their spouse.
After that agreement the teacher service commission noted that family values are set to be promoted. These transfers will sail if only vacancies are available and among other requirements.
Part in CBA reads that “For family values to be promoted, the commission will consider transfers of spouses who are teachers and if vacancies are available and others requirements are there to be considered”.
The new Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) secretary General , Collins Oyuu, highly praised the move as a biggest gain in the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that has been reprimanded /castigated unsettled to its lack of financial muscles.
The families that had been separated there before will get an opportunity to reunite once the teacher service commission kicks off the implementation process Mr. Oyuu noted.
It has been noted recently that Families in several transfer cases they have suffered. Its a big smile to these affected teachers and they applaud the Commission for these move.
Okello Misori, the Kuppet secretary general, commended this is a win win situation majorly for teachers who are retiring soon.
Mr. Misori said “Bringing these teachers close to each other it sounds a good move. Most of these able and vibrant teachers are nearing retirement, Some are having health issues and tending to be close to the family is a win for them.
In January 1,2018 the TSC started mass transfer of teachers. This exercise didn’t come with good welcoming received tremendous opposition from Kenya Nation Union of Teachers (KNUT. Most Affected group were the Secondary school heads/principals.
The Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nancy Macharia While appearing before National Assembly, defended delocalisation of teachers, noting that the policy will promote co-existence and cohesion in different communities across the country.
Dr. Nancy Macharia said that“The main aim for this policy is to prevent over-delocalisation of teachers in order to enhance co-existence and cohesion among different communities.”
However, TSC Chief Executive Nancy Macharia says teachers will enjoy enhanced leave days and flexible transfers that would help bring closer families that had been separated by distance.
“To achieve the family values enshrined in the constitution, the commission shall consider transfer requests for married couples to appropriate stations/locations subject to availability of vacancies, the need for suitable replacement, existing staffing norms and proof of marriage among other factors,” a circular by Macharia says.