SRC Chairperson Lyn Mengich announced a salary increase of 7 to 10% for teachers and government employees over a two-year period, retroactive to July 1.
Teachers, who are categorized as low-paid government workers, would receive a 10% pay increase given in two parts.
Collins Oyuu, the secretary general of Knut, discredited the increase by SRC labeling it a drop in the ocean.
According to Oyuu, taxes are a mechanism for the government to provide with one hand while taking with the other.
Kuppet wants a 70% pay raise, whereas Knut wants a 60% one. With the aid of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the two unions are attempting to obtain the raise.
The two teacher unions have been invited by TSC to participate in discussions that will begin tomorrow at the Kenya School of Government in Lower Kabete, Nairobi.
TSC sent out an invitation to examine the 2021–2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) it had negotiated with the unions but left out compensation adjustments.
If successful, Kuppet will increase the Sh34,955 salary of teachers in work group C2 to Sh74,279 each year.
The seven to ten percent pay increase suggested by the SRC, according to Kuppet Secretary General Akello Misori, would be rejected by the union.
“We’ll concentrate on the points where the CBA negotiations halted. Since we had already begun discussing salaries, we won’t budge to fresh ideas, stated Misori.
According to the SRC proposals, the lowest-paid teacher, who currently earns Sh34,955, will receive a maximum of Sh46,752.
The maximum monthly payment for those making Sh131,380 will be Sh168,691.
According to Misori, their main priorities will be basic pay increases, promotions, medical benefits, and pension plans.
He claimed that the increasing cost of living, which has decreased teachers’ disposable income, is what drives Kuppet’s demand of between 30 and 70 percent.
According to Misori, as a result of rising inflation, instructors are finding it difficult to meet their fundamental needs.
According to Misori, “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 added that despite improving their academic standing, the bulk of instructors have remained in the same profession for a long time.
“While many diploma instructors have stuck in grade C2, many graduate teachers in job Group C3 have stagnated for more than five years. To enable professional advancement, we advocate for the establishment of more businesses in C4,” Misori stated.
He accused the employer of failing to apply the career advancement standards for promotions, which led to the stagnation of 46,550 instructors in the same occupational category.
KNUT And KUPPET Reject 7-10% Increment For Teachers