TSC stretching its battle with Sossion too far
SEE ALSO :Bid open for tutors schemeKnut Secretary General Wilson Sossion claims TSC has been enticing teachers to leave the union. Should TSC have its way, the right to defend teachers and participate in Comprehensive Bargaining Agreements will be taken away from Knut and given to Kenya Union of Post Primary Teachers Union (Kuppet), whose membership now surpasses 110,000. An offshoot of Knut, Kuppet has been chipping away at Knut and enjoys bigger membership today. However, it does not escape public attention that Sossion is at the heart of the bad blood between TSC and Knut. He has repeatedly rubbed TSC and the Ministry of Education the wrong way with his hardline leadership style. His call for national teachers’ strikes between 2015 and 2016 over the government’s failure to implement a CBA, dabbling in politics as a nominated MP and his opposition to the new Competency-Based Curriculum have not endeared him to the powers that be.
SEE ALSO :TSC to promote 6,000 teachersA week ago, Sossion was de-registered as a teacher by TSC. An attempt to remove him from office is yet to bear fruit. Viewed in this context, it is easy to conclude that TSC has issues with Sossion as an individual. It is therefore wrong to push the whole of Knut down the precipice. After dealing with Sossion, TSC should now leave Knut alone.
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