Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has been identified as a major stumbling block towards teachers’ salaries hike in the country, Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General, Mr. Collins Oyuu revealed.
Speaking during 17th KEPSHA Annual Conference held at Sheikh Khalifa Educational Centre Hall in Mombasa County recently, the union’s boss accused the Salaries and Remuneration Commission for blocking teachers’ salary hike.
The secretary General said that it is a right for all workers across the world to have an annual salary increment.
Mr. Oyuu however stated that Cabinet Secretary for Treasury, Mr. Ukur Yatani has allocated an additional budget of Sh14.9 billion to TSC whose budget has risen to Sh296.6 billion from Sh281.7 billion this year (2021).
He however added that TSC will receive extra Sh15 billion for the year 2022/2023 financial year, with sources saying that the additional money is meant for pay rise for existing teachers and hiring of new teachers in the country.
He urged the government to give teachers an annual salary increment just like other civil servants in the country, noting that the move would enable teachers to work more effectively.