Teachers Receive 16% Salary Increment

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Teachers to receive a minimum of 16 per cent basic salary increment in a proposed new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) said that the new CBA already been deposited at the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) and will take effect from July 2021.

If implemented, teachers in Grades C4 to D5 receive a 16 per cent increase in their basic salaries while those in Grade B5 to Grade C3 to 32 increment.

The TSC also proposed up to 20 per cent increment in house allowance, commuter and leave allowance.

The changes will see Senior and Chief principals earn between Ksh131,380- Ksh.157, 656 while deputy principals in job Group D1 to D3 will earn between Ksh.77,840 and Ksh.125, 573.

However, the Kenya National Union Of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion in a letter to the commission has contested the CBA accusing it of forwarding it without the approval of the union.

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KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion. [Courtesy]
“Sneaking proposals to SRC in such a manner shall only serve to provoke the teaching service….We write to bring to your attention the anomalies and ask that you Require Teachers Service Commission to first of all comply with the law prior to forwarding the said proposals,” says Sossion.

In their submissions last year, KNUT wanted between 120 and 200 per cent increment in teacher’s basic salary and Kuppet had also proposed a basic salary increment of between 30 percent and 70 percent.

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