Shock to KUPPET KNUT and KUSNET As they were not Included in July Salary Increment Plan for Teachers
Shock to KUPPET KNUT and KUSNET As they were not Included in July Salary Increment Plan for Teachers. The teachers’ unions Knut, Kuppet, and Kusnet were not a part of the most recent revision of the plan to raise teacher compensation.
Teachers at Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will earn more money in their salaries for the month of July, along with other civil servants. Depending on the range, they will earn a pay increase of between seven and ten percent.
President William Ruto announced it on Friday and said it was being done to shield public employees from the dire economic circumstances that exist right now.
“I am aware that a proposal to increase the compensation of numerous cadres of public employees, including civil authorities and other sorts of public employees, is currently before the SRC. At the launch of the new e-citizen platform at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), Deputy President William Ruto announced that “we have agreed that starting tomorrow, your salaries will be adjusted by 7 to 10 percent.”
On the other hand, when decisions about wage changes are made, the three teachers unions who have led the charge in negotiating compensation deals for teachers will not be present.
In actuality, the only organisation in charge of making the required pay modifications is the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).
The teacher unions have a significant advantage when negotiating pay raises. The CBA for the years 2021–2025 had been the subject of conversations between Knut and Kuppet and TSC, but those discussions hit a snag.
In her testimony before Parliament in May, TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia said that in order to move teacher compensation from job category B5 to job group D5, the Commission will require Sh56 billion over the period of the following four years commencing in July 2023.
The Salaries Review Commission “negotiated a non-monetary CBA with the teacher unions for the 2021–2025 school year in accordance with the advisory provided by the Commission on Salaries.” Members of the Julius Melly-led National Assembly Education and Research Committee heard this information from Dr. Macharia. According to Dr. Macharia, “it was agreed that the CBA be revised mid-term if the economic situation would improve in the country.
According to Macharia, teachers demand a fourteen billion shekel (Sh14 billion) annual compensation increase in order to be motivated in their line of work.
In order to motivate the instructors who work for the Commission, she continued, “The Commission would like to evaluate the CBA for the years 2021-2025, notably the salary component.
Therefore, we are requesting the support of this Committee in helping the Commission secure 14 billion Kenyan shillings over the course of four years to pay for the same.
In the negotiations that TSC had started with teachers unions, Knut had proposed a 60% pay increase for teachers to be paid in July while Kuppet wanted a 42% pay increase for teachers to be paid in July.