In Summary
  • The team said TSC and Knut had agreed to re-establish a committee towards expediting work on the 2021-2023 CBA.
  • The TSC has a Sh251 billion budget and employs 318,000 teachers in public schools across the country.

Teachers have asked the Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC) to triple their salaries within the next two years.

The details are contained in a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for 2021-2023, which will replace the current CBA (2017-2021).

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) wants the basic salary of the lowest paid teacher, currently earning Sh27,195, increased to Sh65,268.

Last week, Knut Chairman Wycliffe Omucheyi led a team to TSC, but Secretary-General Wilson Sossion did not attend the meeting due to a leadership row in the union.

The team said TSC and Knut had agreed to re-establish a committee towards expediting work on the 2021-2023 CBA.

In the 2017-2021 CBA, teachers in the lower cadres had their pay rise implemented in two phases, while those holding administrative positions had theirs implemented in four phases.

ALLOWANCES

Salary increments under the current CBA are estimated at Sh54 billion.

The TSC has a Sh251 billion budget and employs 318,000 teachers in public schools across the country.

Meanwhile, Knut has proposed that senior principals earn Sh260,132 and principals Sh230,000.

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