Teacher salary deductions. All TSC teachers will receive some bonuses with their July paychecks. Teachers will receive a 7% basic salary increase in their August payslips.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) formally called the meeting in a letter addressed to Mr. Akella Misori, Kuppet General Secretary.
The letter states that the meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 9.00 a.m.
The Kenya School of Government (KSG), located in Lower Kabete, Nairobi, has been identified as the location for this crucial discussion.
They request that the commission reconsider the non-cash CBA in light of their lower compensation as a result of higher statutory deductions and the implementation of additional taxes like the affordable housing tax.
When introducing the TSC Strategic Plan 2023–2027, Secretary General Knut Collins Oyuu remarked that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) had previously proposed a Sh2 billion proposal for teacher allowances, which had been well-received.
The National Treasury later lowered this allotment to Sh1 billion, though. Oyuu stressed the union’s desire for the TSC to conduct additional negotiations.
Oyuu firmly stated the crucial part that sufficient compensation plays in the effectiveness of educators.
Kuppet is requesting a 42% wage raise for teachers beginning on July 1 in contrast to Knut’s 60% pay increase.
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) announced a 7% to 10% pay increase retroactive to July 1 and paid in two installments at the same time that the CBA negotiations were resuming.
The TSC has not yet released a revised compensation plan that takes into account the changes made public by SRC Chairman Lyn Mengich on August 9, 2023.
TSC salary increment 2023-2024
KNUT, KUPPET CBA NEGOTIATIONS WITH TSC
With effect from July 1, teachers’ and government workers’ pay will rise by 5% in August. Additionally, the housing allowance will vary.
The increase declared by the SRC is mocked by Knut, who claims it is an example of the government using one hand to give while using the other to take. TSC salary increment 2023-2024
The instructors will gain more if the CBA negotiations are successful and a deal is achieved.
This is because the CBA negotiations aim to revise teacher pay and incentives beginning on July 1, 2021.
Overview of the SRC’s 10% basic salary increase for teacher’s job grade/group
- Previous Salary: Ksh 27,195
- New Salary: Ksh 29,915
- Previous Salary: Ksh 33,996
- New Salary: Ksh 37,393
- Previous Salary: Ksh 43,694
- New Salary: Ksh 48,064
- Previous Salary: Ksh 53,943
- New Salary: Ksh 59,337
- Previous Salary: Ksh 65,385
- New Salary: Ksh 71,924
- Previous Salary: Ksh 77,840
- New Salary: Ksh 86,624
- Previous Salary: Ksh 93,408
- New Salary: Ksh 102,749
- Previous Salary: Ksh 109,249
- New Salary: Ksh 120,174
- Previous Salary: Ksh 125,573
- New Salary: Ksh 138,130
- Previous Salary: Ksh 141,891
- New Salary: Ksh 156,080
- Previous Salary: Ksh 157,656
- New Salary: Ksh 173,422
The talks may delays the disbursement of August salaries for teachers
This comes after President William Ruto directed SRC to provide a 7% to 10% salary increase to all public personnel (teachers and civil servants) commenced July 1st.
However, there will be a number of deductions, including new ones that will be implemented in July.
Expensive Personal Loans
The lending rate to commercial banks has increased from 9.5% to 10.5% by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).
This implies that educators will borrow money at higher interest rates and repay it.
Teachers will have to pay extra to repay their loans due to higher interest rates.
Along with bank borrowing, the increasing rates will also affect teachers by making products on the shelves more expensive.
Teacher salary deductions
Loan and Premium deductions
Teachers who have loans from banks, saccos, or even microloans may notice deductions on their payslips for repaying the loans.
Some educators have purchased insurance policies as investments in insurance firms.
Therefore, they will forfeit the money that was to be paid as the premium for the insurance policy to the insurance companies.
Housing fund deduction (1.5%)
Teachers’ pay stubs for July will include a new deduction.
1.5% of gross compensation will be the equivalent of this House Levy.
Knut, Kuppet, Kusnet and Kewota deductions
Teachers in elementary schools will have 2% of their base wage withheld for Knut
Secondary and tertiary school teachers will have 1.8% of their basic pay withheld for Kuppet.
Special education teachers must contribute 1.45% of their basic pay to Kusnet.
Provident Fund (7.5%)
Teachers who are 45 years of age or younger must contribute 7.5% of their base pay to the Public Service Superannuation Scheme (PSSS).
Pay As You Earn (30%)
From the lowest job category B5 to the highest in D5, teachers will have 30% of their gross income withheld for PAYE taxes.