TSC Sets Salary Payrise After Meeting With KNUT & KUPPET

By | August 18, 2023

In a letter directed to Mr Akello Misori, the Secretary General of Kuppet, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has formally extended an invitation to convene a meeting.

The letter conveys the intention to hold this gathering on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, commencing at 9:00 a.m.

The designated venue for this important discussion is set to be the Kenya School of Government (KSG), located in Lower Kabete, Nairobi.

The two unions have advocated for a review of the non-monetary CBA struck in 2021.

They want the commission to reevaluate the non-monetary CBA to account for their diminished salaries due to the increase in statutory deductions and the introduction of new levies, such as the affordable housing tax.

Knut Secretary General Collins Oyuu remarked during the launch of the 2023–2027 TSC strategic plan that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) had previously put forth a proposition of Sh2 billion for teachers’ allowances, which was positively received.

However, the National Treasury subsequently reduced this allocation to Sh1 billion. Oyuu conveyed the union’s intent for the TSC to engage in further negotiations, emphasizing, “We still want our TSC to sit with us and reopen the way for negotiations.”

In a resolute stance, Oyuu articulated the critical role that adequate remuneration plays in educators’ performance. He affirmed, “A poorly paid teacher cannot perform. If the government wants performance, we will reopen the negotiations on the salary component that we missed in 2021.”

Knut has advocated for a 60% salary increase, while Kuppet seeks a 42% salary increase for teachers beginning on July 1st.

The resumption of CBA negotiations coincides with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission’s (SRC) announcement of a 7% to 10% salary increase retroactive to July 1 and paid in two instalments.

TSC has not yet released the new pay structure reflecting the modifications announced by SRC chair Lyn Mengich on August 9, 2023.

Teachers and civil servants will receive a 5% salary increase retroactive to July 1 in their August pay. Also, the housing allowance will change.

Knut has mocked the SRC-announced increase, saying that it is an illustration of how the government gives with one hand while taking with the other.

If the CBA negotiations are fruitful and a deal is reached, teachers will receive an enhanced benefit.

This is due to the fact that the CBA negotiations seek to review both teacher salaries and allowances retroactive to July 1, 2021.

SRC’s Overview of Basic Salary Increment for Teachers (SRC 10% increment)

Grade B5:

  • Previous Salary: Ksh 27,195
  • New Salary: Ksh 29,915

Grade C1:

  • Previous Salary: Ksh 33,996
  • New Salary: Ksh 37,393

Grade C2:

  • Previous Salary: Ksh 43,694
  • New Salary: Ksh 48,064

Grade C3:

  • Previous Salary: Ksh 53,943
  • New Salary: Ksh 59,337

Grade C4:

  • Previous Salary: Ksh 65,385
  • New Salary: Ksh 71,924

Grade C5:

  • Previous Salary: Ksh 77,840
  • New Salary: Ksh 86,624

Grade D1:

  • Previous Salary: Ksh 93,408
  • New Salary: Ksh 102,749

Grade D2:

  • Previous Salary: Ksh 109,249
  • New Salary: Ksh 120,174

Grade D3:

  • Previous Salary: Ksh 125,573
  • New Salary: Ksh 138,130

Grade D4:

  • Previous Salary: Ksh 141,891
  • New Salary: Ksh 156,080

Grade D5:

  • Previous Salary: Ksh 157,656
  • New Salary: Ksh 173,422

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