THERE IS NO HOPE OF SALARY INCREMENT FOR TEACHERS ANY SOON AS TSC SEALS HOPE FOR THE SAME.

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No hope for salary increment for teachers any soon.

The Kenya Teachers Service Commission, CEO Dr Nancy Macharia says that It is clear that the teachers may have to wait for four years to enjoy enhanced salaries as the employer (commission)seals any hopes for review.

In a circular released to guide implementation of the 2021-2025 CBA, Teachers Service Commission (TSC) guidelines on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) affirmed that tutors were to continue to enjoy old salary rates.

The allowances will also be laid based on old rates as has been the case under the just ended Sh56 billion CBA which pushed teachers’ pay higher. This seems to shatter all hope of increment.

However, TSC Chief CEO Dr Nancy Macharia says 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 as requested but subject to availability of vacancies, the need for a suitable replacement, existing staffing norms and proof of marriage among other factors,” a circular by Macharia says.

The CBA has been accepted. It was signed between the commission and the three teachers unions; Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) and Kenya Union of Special Need Education Teachers (KUSNET) on July 13, 2021.

This CBA will run-up to June 30, 2025. At the time CBA was signed, the unions said that they had agreed that TSC would revisit the salary component, in July.

Previous CBA agreement [
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The circular issued by Macharia seemed to shut down that door. The Kenyan teachers are left with no option but to wait for the right time.

It is time teachers realize that teaching is a noble profession characterised by hard work, patience and understanding.

 

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