TSC August Salary Increment. This week, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will announce the teachers’ salary rise, which will be paid in August together with July arrears.
Teachers unions have been invited by the Commission to participate in discussions beginning tomorrow at the Kenya School of Government in Lower Kabete, Nairobi.
TSC sent out an invitation to review the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that it had negotiated with the unions for the period of 2021 to 25 but omitted to mention compensation adjustments.
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) has stated that it intends to fight for a wage increase of 70%.
Kuppet proposes to increase the take-home pay of teachers in job group C2 from their current Sh34,955 to Sh74,279.
While those who make Sh131,380 per month will receive a pay raise of 30% to Sh204,952.
The wage and Remunerations Commission’s (SRC) proposed wage range of seven to ten percent, according to Kuppet Secretary General Akello Misori, will 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.
TSC August Salary Increment