Teacher Salary Increment July 2023 to be Effected as TSC Pushes for Approval of 54 Billion
Teacher Salary Increment July 2023 to be Effected as TSC Pushes for Approval of 54 Billion. Beginning in July 2023, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will begin paying its teachers who are employed on permanent and pensionable terms their annual salary increases.
When the TSC receives the 54 billion shillings it is requesting from Treasury, teachers of all grades will continue to enjoy annual pay increases.
For teachers serving as school administrators in Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) and hard-to-staff areas, TSC promotions and pay raises are crucial.
TSC gradually advances all teachers until they earn grades appropriate for their particular jobs. The Commission has since stated that it will only grant salary increases to all teachers if it receives the 54 billion shillings it is requesting from the Treasury.
The TSC is now requesting that Parliament support its plan to increase teacher compensation in July. The Commission intends to evaluate the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) it drafted with the teachers’ unions Knut, KUPPET, and KUSNET for the period 2021–2025.
The 2021-2025 CBA was signed by unions, but Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia claimed it had no financial value. This action would now be reviewed.
According to the Salary Evaluation Commission’s advice, the commission negotiated a non-monetary CBA with the teacher unions for the period 2021 to 2025. It was decided that the CBA would be revised midway through if the nation’s economic situation improved, Dr. Macharia told the Julius Melly-led National Assembly Education and Research Committee.
The 2021–2025 CBA, and in particular the compensation component intended to incentivise instructors employed by the Commission, should be reviewed, the Commission says.
Thus, we ask that this Committee help the Commission obtain Sh14 billion year for four years to cover the same.
Teachers in the lowest job group, B5, will advance steadily until they achieve their maximum wage point of 27,195 shillings, per the CBA 2021–2025.
Teachers in other employment groups are subject to the same rules. For instance, the current base pay for a teacher in job group C1, often known as a Primary Teacher I, is 30,405 shillings.
This teacher will receive annual salary increases based on the number of notches he has earned until he reaches the maximum salary point of Sh. 33,994, which is still available. According to the month they were added to the TSC payroll, teachers used to get an annual pay raise.
20,000 new teachers will be hired by TSC in the upcoming fiscal year, according to TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia, in an effort to solve a staffing gap that is primarily at the JSS level. She pleaded with Parliament to include Sh3.8 billion for hiring by the Commission in the upcoming budget, which will be unveiled in June.
The news follows TSC’s recruitment of 30,000 instructors, the majority of whom were assigned to junior secondary schools, with at least one representative assigned to each institution.