TSC payboom 2023.The three major teacher unions in Kenya, namely the:
Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET),Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), and Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers (KUSNET),
Have successfully reached an agreement on salary terms with their employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
These three unions have officially signed an agreement related to the 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the teachers’ employer.
This agreement aims to protect teachers from new statutory salary deductions and the rising cost of living.
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The signing of this agreement occurred at the Kenya School of Government and was presided over by the unions’ secretary general.
This agreement holds two significant financial benefits. First, it entails a basic salary increase of up to 9.5 percent for the lowest-paid teachers and 2.4 percent for the highest-paid teachers.
TSC has informed teachers that this salary increment will be retroactively applied from July 1st.
Furthermore, this agreement will lead to a review of house allowances for teachers working in rural areas and small towns.
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Under this CBA, teachers currently under Grade C2, the entry level for graduate teachers, will see their basic pay rise by up to Sh4,164.
Meanwhile, teachers at Grade C3 will receive Sh5,141, and those in Grade DS will experience an increase of Sh4,883.
During the negotiations, Akello Misori, the Secretary General of KUPPET, strongly opposed the salary ceiling imposed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission on teachers under Grade Cs.
The union expressed its intention to revisit this matter administratively once all the necessary data is shared.
The salary increments will also extend to teachers serving in rural areas and emerging towns, with house allowances rising between Sh2,100 per month for Grade C2 and Sh8,700 per month for Grade D4.
KUPPET’s Secretary General promised ongoing negotiations for the full harmonization of house allowances with the rates in Nairobi City, as seen in commuter allowances.
In conclusion, the full harmonization of house allowances was a significant demand of teachers’ unions, alongside the basic pay increase ranging from 30 to 70 percent.
Teachers can now expect to receive their salaries by the end of the month.