Teachers Service Commission has deposited a new salary scale proposal at Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC). In the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that will be effected between July 2021 and June 2025, teachers in lower grades will benefit immensely.
If SRC implements the new salary proposal, teachers in Grade B5 to Grade C3 will enjoy a pay increase of between 22% and 32 % in their basic salaries.
House allowances, commuter allowances and leave allowances will be increased up to between 10% and 20% in the proposed 2021-2025 CBA. Hardship allowance however stagnates at the current rates.
The TSC Collective bargaining agreement also proposes that teachers in administrative grades (C4-D5) will be entitled to an increment of between 16 percent to 22 percent.
In a nutshell, Senior and Chief principals will pocket at least Ksh.131, 380 and a maximum of Ksh.157, 656 while deputy principals ranked between job Group D1 to D3 will earn between Ksh.77, 840 and Ksh.125, 573.
KNUT And KUPPET PROPOSALS
TSC Proposal is likely to hit a snag since teachers’ unions had earlier on complained that they were never consulted in the just released 2021-2025 CBA.
KNUT is fronting an increment of between 120% and 200% while KUPPET is proposing an increment of between 30% and 70% on the basic salary.
Mr. Wilson Sossion who is KNUT Secretary General, has already poked holes in TSC 2021-2025 CBA. Sossion states that the move by teachers’ employer to ‘sneak’ proposals to SRC without the voice of unions will only serve to provoke teaching service.
“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.
While responding to Wilson Sossion’s sentiments, SRC noted that issues raise by KNUT are administrative in nature and can be ironed out by the two bodies.
“The SRC has taken note of the issues raised and observed that they are administrative in nature and should therefore be addressed by TSC and KNUT.”