Teachers to Benefit July Salary Increment Boost from TSC
Teachers to Benefit July Salary Increment Boost from TSC. Teachers employed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will have an increased perk in their July wage as a result of the High Court’s most recent ruling.
The National Treasury has already granted money to TSC in the sum of sh. 9.1 billion, which will be used to increase salaries for more than 350,000 PNP workers who work as teachers and secretariat staff starting in July.
According to President William Ruto, the 7% to 10% salary raise for teachers and civil servants is meant to shield public employees from the challenging economic climate.
“I am aware that the SRC has suggested increasing the compensation for numerous categories of public employees, including officials. Ruto announced this at the KICC launch of the new e-citizen platform. “So, we have decided that starting tomorrow, the pay of our teachers, police officers, military personnel, and government employees will be increased by 7 to 10%.”
However, it is the High Court’s most recent ruling regarding Finance Bill 2023 that will interest teachers about the July pay hike.
On Wednesday, High Court Judge Mugure Thande rejected to reverse the rulings suspending the Finance Act 2023.
The judge ruled that the applicants, including Senator Okiya Omtatah of Busia, had established their case and issued a dire warning in the event that the injunction was revoked.
In addition, the judge mandated that the file be forwarded to Chief Justice Martha Koome, who would appoint a three-judge bench to hear the issue and make a ruling.
Teachers will therefore receive a 7% pay raise in July rather than the 1.5% housing fund reduction that was supposed to start on July 1st, 2023 under the Finance Act 2023.
The most recent court ruling states that TSC is prohibited from deducting 1.5% from teachers’ paycheques in order to fund the Housing Fund.
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The capacity to borrow money when taking out check off loans will expand, which will benefit teachers as well as their net wage.
The pay stubs for July will show the wage raise because the president directed that it be calculated as of the first of the month.
The first fiscal year (2023-2024), the second (2024-2025), the third (2025-2026), and the fourth (2026-2027) will all see wage increases for teachers of 7%, 8%, 9%, and 10%, respectively.
The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) expressed its discontent, and the TSC was given a 14-day deadline to hold a meeting to review the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that was signed in 2021.
It is sad that the National Treasury reduced the TSC’s initial request for teachers’ allowances from Sh2 billion to Sh1 billion. “We still want our TSC to sit down with us and reopen the door for discussions,” said Knut SG Collins Oyuu.
However, the negotiation ban has been lifted, therefore we are leaving. We have written to the TSC, and I have given them 14 days to meet with us so that we can start reviewing the non-financial CBA we agreed to in 2021. Not losing sight of the fact that the economic situation in this nation is so bad requires us to take another seat in order to provide food for the teachers.
The minimum and maximum basic salary for teachers in job groups B5 to D5 are provided below, assuming a 7% to 10% wage growth.