Teachers employer, TSC, is accusing Knut secretary general Wilson Sossion of being dishonest about the ongoing negotiations between the union and the commission.
In a statement to newsrooms yesterday, the TSC distanced itself from some of the grounds the union boss was quoted saying they had reached in the negotiations.
The commission accused Sossion of twisting facts and misleading teachers on matters the two parties are yet to reach a middle ground on. Sossion was last week quoted saying the commission agreed to promote 30,000 teachers.
This, according to the commission, was never agreed on during their first phase of the meetings, which saw Knut abandon plans to strike this term.
“Sossion and some union officials have chosen to continue misleading teachers and telling falsehoods,” said the commission in a statement. The TSC also claimed Sossion recently attempted to sabotage curriculum implementation programmes like teacher appraisal by inciting staff to defy their employer.
“This is regrettable and unfortunate. The commission takes great exception to such disgraceful action, especially when it is instigated and supported by an honourable Member of Parliament, who is also a state officer.”