Salaries –Teachers’ unions and the employer Teachers Service Union TSC have agreed on the new salary increment.
This is in accordance with their 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) as well as latest recommendations from the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to increase the salaries of all State employees. by over seven percent.
Teachers will also be cushioned from legal deductions and the current rise of cost of living in the country.
Last week, there was a standoff between teachers’ unions and the TSC which had proposed a 2.4 percent to 9.5 percent increment
Unions argued that this was not sufficient for their members, forcing the two sides to go back to the drawing board
And today Monday August 28, the Teachers Service Commission TSC declared that after productive negotiations with the 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), tutors will start receiving a salary increase backdated to July 1, 2023.
The unions were pushing for a seven to ten per cent increase as was recommended by SRC for all civil servants.
“The Commission has concluded the promotion of 14,738 teachers in August 2023 and has advertised additional 36,275 vacancies for promotions. The objective of these promotions is to motivate teachers as they advance in their career to improve productivity and performance,” a statement released by TSC partly read.
Teachers Training Colleges TTC tutors will be prioritised in promotion vacancies, eliminating competition from secondary teachers.
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