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TSC Proposes 16% Teachers’ Salary Increment

In the new CBA, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has proposed at least a 16% increment in basic salary for teachers in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

The new CBA will begin to take effect beginning as of July 2021. TSC already deposited the new CBA at the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

TSC has proposed to give teachers who are in Grade C4 to Grade D5 a 16% increment on their basic salaries in the new proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement.

On the other hand, those teachers who are in Grade B5 to Grade C3 will get a 32% increment on their salaries if the new CBA will take effect.

Besides, the new 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) also recommended a rise of 20% at most for house allowances.

This means that Senior and Chief Principals will take home an amount starting from Ksh. 131, 380 up to a maximum of Ksh. 157, 656. Deputy Principals who are between the Job Groups D1 to D3 will get between Ksh. 77,840 to Kshs. 125,573.

The Salaries and Remuneration Committee has already received the CBA from TSC. TSC feels the CBA is a thorough analysis that represents the views of the two teachers’ unions KNUT and KUPPET.

The two unions submitted their recommendations for the new Collective Bargaining Agreement last year. In those recommendations, KNUT wanted the basic pay to increase by between 120% and 200%.

KUPPET, on the other hand, proposed a basic salary increment of between 30% and 70%.

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The KNUT has already opposed TSC’s decision through their Secretary General Wilson Sossion, claiming TSC simply submitted a summary of KUPPET’s proposals.

“Sneaking proposals of the new CBA to the Salaries and Remuneration Committee in such a manner will only provoke the teaching service. We wish to bring to your attention the anomalies and ask that you require Teachers Service Commission to first comply with the law before handing over their recommendations to SRC,” says Sossion.

Salaries and Remuneration Commission has responded to KNUT claims saying KNUT and TSC are the ones that can address those claims made by KNUT.

“The SRC is aware of the issues raised and we have seen that they are administrative in nature and they should be addressed by TSC and KNUT.”

SRC’s move has forced KNUT to regroup a few days after the speaker of the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi ruled that the Departmental Committee should not discuss matters regarding TSC and KNUT on Education until the court solves pending cases.

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