2023 TSC salary increment.The two giant teachers’ unions and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) have agreed to increase tutor’s pay by between 7 per cent to 10 per cent.
The two giant teachers’ unions and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) have agreed to increase tutor’s pay by between 7 per cent to 10 per cent.
The increase is part of the 2021-2025 collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and follows a proposal by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) proposal to increase all State servants’ salaries.
TSC announced on Monday that following successful talks with Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) and the Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers (KUSNET) will get an increase effective August.
The parties have also agreed and signed an addendum to the 2021/2025 CBA that seeks to cushion teachers against new statutory deductions and high cost of living.
Last week, the unions and the TSC leadership met at the Kenya School of Government, but KUPPET, KNUT, KUSNET, and TSC refused to sign the TSC’s offer of between 2.4 per cent and 9.5 per cent salary increase terming it as meagre.
They stated that the raise was lower than that recommended by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).
The unions accused the teacher’s commission of deceit, noting that the offer was way below the seven to 10 per cent increase recommended by SRC for all civil servants, security forces and teachers.
Civil officials will receive slightly revised pay stubs after the government approved a 7-10% raise in net compensation.
with the government planning to backdate both the new monthly salary and the levies enacted in the Finance Act of 2023.
For the months of July and August 2023, civil officials will be required to pay the additional taxes on their newly enhanced incomes.
For example, a government servant earning Ksh100,000 per month will now pay between Ksh880 and Ksh2,400 in NSSF contributions and Ksh1,500 in Housing Levy.
According to a KNBS data from May 2022, the average monthly income of teachers is Ksh61,843.
A teacher employed by the (TSC) is liable to a Pay as You Earn (PAYE) deduction of Ksh10,417.25 on an average Gross Salary of Ksh61,843.
Individuals with a monthly employment income of Ksh24,000 or more are subject to PAYE.
2023 TSC salary increment
This requirement applies to both citizens and non-residents working for a living, as well as any company that pays emoluments to its employees.
Teachers will be obliged to contribute:
- Ksh360.00 to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF Tier I) and
- Ksh720.00 to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF Tier II).
The teacher will additionally pay a 1.5 percent housing levy, or Ksh928, based on the total salary, and Ksh1,300.00 to the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF).
As a result, there will be Ksh13,725.25 in total deductions, which translates to Ksh48,117.75 in net compensation for a teacher making Ksh61,843 in gross pay.
At the same time, because allowed deductions are valued at Ksh1,080, taxable pay will be Ksh60,763.00.