TSC to Provide Further Details Regarding Teachers Salary Increment this Week
TSC to Provide Further Details Regarding Teachers Salary Increment this Week. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will make the announcement of the teachers’ salary increase this week. The raise will be paid in August together with July’s back pay.
The Kenya School of Government in Lower Kabete, Nairobi, will host discussions starting tomorrow with the participation of teachers unions, as invited by the Commission.
Although salary adjustments were not mentioned in the invitation to review the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that TSC had agreed with the unions for the years 2021 to 25.
According to the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet), the organization plans to campaign for a 70% pay raise.
Teachers in job group C2 currently earn a take-home wage of Sh34,955, but Kuppet suggests raising it to Sh74,279.
Those who earn Sh131,380 per month will instead see a 30% salary increase to Sh204,952.
According to Kuppet Secretary General Akello Misori, the union would reject the suggested wage range of seven to ten percent made by the Wage and Remunerations Commission (SRC).
We’ll focus on the areas where the CBA discussions came to a standstill. We won’t budge to new suggestions since we had already started talking about salaries, said Misori.
The lowest-paid teacher, who currently earns Sh34,955, would receive a maximum of Sh46,752 under the SRC plans.
For people earning Sh131,380 per month, the highest payment will be Sh168,691.
Misori claims that basic wage hikes, promotions, health benefits, and pension plans will be their top priorities.
He asserted that the reason for Kuppet’s demand of between 30 and 70 percent is the rising cost of living, which has reduced teachers’ disposable income.
Misori claims that instructors are struggling to cover their basic demands as a result of growing prices.
It is said by Misori that “recently implemented statutory deductions, such as the housing tax, superannuation pension scheme, and NSSF, have contributed to net income reduction, thereby affecting teachers’ productivity.”
He continued by saying that the majority of teachers have worked in the same field for a considerable amount of time, despite improving their academic status.
While many diploma teachers have remained in grade C2, many graduate teachers in employment Group C3 have remained in the same position for more than five years. We support the creation of more businesses in C4 to facilitate career growth,” Misori said.
He claimed that by not applying the career advancement rules for promotions, the employer allowed the 46,550 teachers in the same occupational group to stagnate.