Nancy took over as TSC CEO when KNUT had been taken over with a bully called Sossion.
Many will recall how in those days Sg Sossion could confront the president in a public forum and warn him not to touch a penny belonging to teachers. And all teachers in Kenya saw in Sossion a leader who will take them to Canaan.
In the months that followed after 2013, KNUT dared, threatened, cajoled and bullied Uhuru govt. KNUT even hired the best lawyers in Kenya and pledged to pay them millions of shillings to fight their case in courts. KNUT called the mother of all steikes in 2015 that almost crippled the education sector. Schools were closed for almost 3 months. Sossion grew big. He even started fighting those who had put him in power.. who included Uhuru and DP William Ruto. He fought his foot soldiers. Sacked others and retired top KNUT officials. He forgot… the power of a woman.. and the power of a govt.
The no nonesense Hon John Michuki once told media, who were covering his event, and i quote,,, ”it is very easy for a government to remove all your teeth and then tell you to go and report”,,,,,end of quote,,,,
NANCY MACHARIA BECAME THE Margaret Thatcher and Trade Unions
This iron lady came to power in 1979.The labour movement was by then controlling millions of pounds and behaving like a parallel government. Infact,between 1984 and 1985 miners were on strike. Thatcher therefore introduced radical shift in the balance of power in industrial relations.Her conservative government introduced eight employment laws over a period of time. Mass picketing was outlawed,,,,, Thatcher had a great nationalwide support from citizens who saw unions as ” bullies” and”wreckers.” Its on record that, following these stringent measures loss of man hours due to those industrial disputes shrunk from about 29 million in 1979 to less than half a million by the end of 1990s.Power of a woman indeed!!. The labour party insisted that the reforms were aimed at making the unions more accountable, ending unjustifiable strikes and freeing up economy from constraints.
NANCY MACHARIA ENSURED THAT UHURU’S PROMISE THAT NEVER AGAIN WILL TEACHERS GO ON STRIKE IN KENYA WAS KEPT
In 3 years, Nancy has ensured that teachers are not ruled by a rogue KNUT, but are professionally guided under their employer TSC. She ensured a CBA was signed. The unions were involved. Sossion even called it the best South of Sahara, north of Limpopo. Only Amunga refrred to it as,a Bonoko CBA because clearly it had disfavored classroom teachers and given school admins Helicopter pay rises. Nancy intoduced TPADS, health cover, proffesional courses, helped in introduction of NEW CBC curriculum and stopped stealing of exams. But very powerful is, that as NANCY was busy scoring bonga points, Sossion was fighting her on social media, courts, parliament, with BBI etc. In the process of fighting her, he overdid himself.,He shot himself in the foot after a court ruling ruled all KNUT members out of the CBA benefits. They could not be promoted. And Nancy then pulled the rug under Sossion’s feet by introducing the online invalidation tool, where teachers in KNUT who wanted OUT.. simply punched a red button…. and BANG… They were out of KNUT and enjoying CBA benefits. In 9 months, KNUT Membership has come down from 280,0000 to today 26,000. KNUT has no numbers to call a strike, or to get a recognition agreement.
Nancy had clearly won. President Uhuru had no choice, but to renew her term.
The only option is to sell assets and close shop.A union is Members. Knut has no members. Sossion chased them away.
Sossion can run to Atwoli, or Baba Raila or
go to HAGUE or ILO but truth is Kenya government will allow any tax payers money to finance warmongers. KNUT has been drawing hefty somes of money and no one can tell you how they have been using it. Maybe organising strikes??Reason why they came up with a strike fund to freeze teachers off their peanuts which they also ate!!
*_KNUT membership and accounts will never be where they were!! let no one deceive you that BBI or handshake will force TSC TO RETURN TEACHERS TO KNUT.