The Teachers Service Commission has dashed any hopes for salary increment for teachers in the near future.
According to the report by The Standard, teachers will now wait for four years to enjoy enhanced salaries.
Through a circular released to guide implementation of the 2021-2025 CBA, the teachers’ employer guidelines on new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) affirmed that tutors will continue to enjoy old salary rates.
Teachers will also be paid allowances based on the last phase of previous CBA that lapsed June this year.
Important thing to note is that teachers will enjoy enhanced leave days and flexible transfers that would help bring closer families that had been separated by distance.
“To achieve the family values enshrined in the constitution, the commission shall consider transfer requests for married couples to appropriate stations/locations subject to availability of vacancies, the need for suitable replacement, existing staffing norms and proof of marriage among other factors,” a circular by Macharia says.
Current CBA was signed on July 13, 2021 between the commission and three unions; Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) and Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers (KUSNET).
It is expected to will run up to June 30 2025.