Teachers Service Commission has corrected anomalies that were captured during the implementation of the 2017-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement(CBA).
In response to a letter by Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers’ dated 12” July, 2021 TSC confirmed that the issue raised by KUPPET was valid issue.
The salary of the Senior Master IV which is reserved as a promotional grade was not captured appropriately in the just concluded 2017–2021 CBA.
The minimum and maximum salary notches under the expired CBA was captured at Kshs. 627, 696–667,248 as per the Conversion Tables instead of Kshs. 667,248-784,000.
While addressing the matter via a letter sent to KUPPET Secretary General, Akelo Misori, TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia stated that during the preparation of the Conversion tables, the salary scales were structured in a manner that a teacher would attain the 4th Notch in the fourth (4) Year as per the CBA review cycle.
This was in anticipation that every Fourth year, the Commission would review the salary component of the CBA in each review cycle and teachers will convert to new salaries before attaining the 7th notch.
The good news is that the commission has noted that it will revise the promotional letters for senior Master to reflect the correct salary scale.
“In view of the new CBA, which has elongated the salary notches, the Commission will revise the Promotion Letters for the Senior Master IV teachers to reflect the correct salary scale at Kshs. 667,248–784,000, stated TSC boss Dr. Nancy Macharia.