Sossion reveals new details why TSC deregistered him while serving as KNUT Secretary General.
Teacher service commission (TSC) had perennial wrangles with the former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion led to the weakening of the said teachers union.
TSC deregistered for venturing into politics. When war to deregister Sossion immediately when he was nominated as a Member of Parliament by the ODM party.
Since Sossion’s resignation from KNUT and the appointment of the new secretary-general has left teachers in a miserable situation. The new Knut Secretary-General Mr Oyuu together with Kuppet counterparts signed a non-monetary Collective Bargaining Agreement leaving teachers at crossroads.
According to Sossion weakening of the teachers giant union (KNUT) was a plan initiated by the teacher service commission to have a smooth ground when bringing new initiatives to the teachers.
Through the Sunday Nation, Sossion has said that the commission fought him to the bitter end, now the unions are tamed. He further said that the two unions have let teachers down by signing a non-monetary 2021-2025 CBA.
Sossion has now revealed details on how he was pushed out from KNUT saying that the National Security Council (NSC) advised that Sossion was becoming increasingly influential and consequently the government was losing control over teachers and the policies by the commission could not work if Knut was not in agreement.
Therefore, the commission was so determined to ensure that Wilson Sossion was kicked out so that things could work the way they want as they are doing now. Session narrated.
With all schools countrywide reopening starting Tuesday for the second term after a one week holiday, teachers are under deep stress on how to undertake TPD training.
Teachers have been pushed to the corner by the teacher service commission with a series of events such as TPAD, wealth declaration and TPD modules alongside complete the syllabus within 30 weeks.
Teachers are therefore urged to remain brave and prepare for tough times in the coming weeks amidst harsh economic times.