New Details Emerge Concerning Teachers’ Salary Increment
A big number of teachers will benefit from wage increases this month as planned by the Teachers’ Service Commission, or TSC.
With the exception of intern teachers and teachers on contract, the teachers’ employer intends to implement the salary increase for instructors who are employed permanently and are eligible for pensions.
A revision of the 2021–2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement that would include teacher compensation improvements has not yet been reached by the commission and the two enormous teachers’ unions, Knut and Kuppet.
The agreed-upon salary modifications, however, can only be implemented until the July 2023 budget, according to TSC and Knut, who have made it very plain that if there are any changes to the CBA’s salary component, they would only be possible after the 2022 general elections.
Despite the absence of consensus, several teacher categories are expected to receive better benefits starting in July 2022. Here are some specifics:
the C4, C5, D1, D2, D3, and D4 job groups for teachers
This July 2022, the six job groups, which include school administrators, will get wage increases as well as any arrears.
These instructors are qualified for wage increases, per a TSC report, as they have not yet met their maximum salary bar or salary points.
The Grades C4, C5, D1, D2, D3, and D4 have not yet reached the maximum wage points under the CBA 2017–2021 salary banding.
The commission has approved plans to increase compensation points for the aforementioned grades beginning on July 1st, 2020.
Amazingly, from the dates they reached their maximum salary point through January 2022, all instructors in the job categories will receive their wage increases as well as all back pay.
However, it has also been revealed that due to their ineligibility under the CBA 2017–2021 conditions, teachers in Job Groups B5, C1, C2, C3, and D5 will not get wage raises.
TSC claims that because the teachers in job groups B5, C1, C2, C3, and D5 have reached their maximum compensation points, their salaries cannot increase.
By the end of the CBA 2017–2021 cycle, grades B5, C1, C2, C3, and D5 had earned all of the wage points allowed by the banding, according to Nancy Macharia.
Inception of Career Progression Guidelines (CPG) brought an end to job stagnation unlike in Schemes of Service (SoS) where a teacher would work and retire in same job group