TSC August Salary Payrise For Teachers. The salaries of teachers who work for the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will be adjusted, with the lowest-paid teachers receiving raises of up to 9.5% and the highest-paid teachers receiving raises of 2.4 percent.
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), and the Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers (KUSNET) held a fruitful discussion with the TSC prior to this development.
In order to relieve teachers from new statutory deductions and the rising cost of living, the groups approved an extension to the 2021–25 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the TSC during this meeting.
At the Kenya School of Government, the extension was formally signed under the direction of the secretary-general of the union. This appendix specifically covers two key financial advantages:
From July 1st, the pay increase will be applied retrospectively.
The deal includes a change to housing benefits for educators working in smaller towns and rural areas.
According to the terms of the recently signed CBA, instructors at Teacher Grade C2, which is the starting point for graduate teachers, will see an increase in their base pay of up to Sh4,164. The top tier (DS) will get an increase of Sh4,883, while those at C3 would earn an increase of Sh5,141.
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission’s wage cap for teachers in Grade CS was strongly opposed by Akello Misori, Secretary General of KUPPET, throughout the proceedings.
Additionally, home allowances for teachers working in rural and developing townships have increased, from Sh2,100 for Grade C2 to Sh8,700 for Grade D4.
“The Commission has finished promoting 14,738 teachers in August 2023 and has posted advertisements for an additional 36,275 promotion openings. The goal of these promotions is to inspire instructors to increase output and performance as their careers progress, according to the TSC statement.
This comes after the geographical Clusters 4 and 3 were combined to determine dwelling allowances, according to Misori.
Regarding the matter, Misori reaffirmed that KUPPET was engaged in ongoing discussions to fully harmonize home allowances with rates that applied to Nairobi City, simulating the strategy used with commuter allowances.
Notably, the teachers’ unions had prioritized both the initial wage increase ranging from 30 to 70% and the full harmonization of house allowances.
All teachers will receive their paychecks by the end of August, as promised by TSC.
TSC August Salary Payrise For Teachers