Oyuu tells predecessor Sossion off

KNUT Secretary General Collins Oyuu addressing mourners at Ikonge grounds on Monday. PHOTO/Dan Nyamanga, The Scholar Media Africa

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General (SG) Collins Oyuu has told his predecessor Willison Sossion to keep off union matters.

Oyuu asked Sossion who is a nominated MP to focus on politics.
The unionist was speaking on Monday at Ikonge Primary School grounds in Nyamira County.

Oyuu took over the SG position after Sossion resigned from the union.

He said Sossion was meddling on KNUT matters.

He said this was gross misconduct as Sossion does not hold any seat it the union.
Oyuu warned him of dire consequences if he did not cease from commenting wrecklessly on KNUT leadership.

He promised that the new team was set to revamp the union and reclaim its lost glory.
“It’s gross misconduct commenting on KNUT matters when you are not an elected leader of the union.

We have talked about it and reached our irreducible minimum; we shall come for you,” he said.

“We are not push overs and nobody is special in this teaching fraternity.”
He went on: “One only lead at a time. We have given you an opportunity to go and rest, please do so.”
Oyuu noted that the Collective Bargain Agreement (CBA) signed between the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and KNUT should not be castigated as it holds several benefits far from monetary gains.

Mr. Oyuu (right) with other union leaders present a condolence message to Mr. Kennedy Nyamwanda (left) at Ikonge Primary school grounds. PHOTO/Dan Nyamanga, The Scholar Media Africa.

He said that it was a stepping stone to several other opportunities for teachers.
“The CBA is not an event, it’s a process and does not have a single component. It has several components where money is one of them,” he said.
“We are going for reviews as enshrined in the CBA and we shall do it at the end of one year and second year so that what we missed achieving in the first sitting is achieved in the second or third review,” added Oyuu.
On the ongoing teachers’ recruitment, Oyuu asked TSC to conduct the most transparent and fair exercise so that those teachers who have stayed at home for a long time are considered first.
“Teachers should be recruited in the most transparent, fairest process. TSC should consider those who have been out for too long,” added the Secretary General.
Oyuu was speaking during the burial ceremony of Richard Ondieki, father KNUT National Assistant Treasurer Mr. Kennedy Nyamwanda in Nyamira North Sub County, Nyamira.

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