New Teachers’ Salary scales After 2021-2024 TSC CBA Proposal
The teachers’ service commission, TSC , proposes an increment of between 16 percent to 32 percent on the teachers’ basic salaries. In this proposal, ordinary classroom teachers, especially in lower job group cadres (B5-C3), are the biggest beneficiaries since the 2017-2021 CBA was a raw deal to them. School administrators and those in higher job groups (C4-D5) are only entitled to an increment of between 16 percent to 22 percent. This is after TSC realized that they erroneously benefited from the just ended previous CBA, yet most of them do not belong to the unions. Their counter parts in job groups B5-C3 are entitled to an increment of between 22% and 32 % of their basic salaries.
TSC further proposes an increment of 10 % and 20 % on house allowance and commuter allowance respectively. According to the proposal that was whole heartedly welcomed by SRC and majority of classroom teachers, the annual leave allowance is set to increase by 20%. Hardship allowance however stagnates at the current rates.
The salary increment proposals, which have been strongly opposed by the teachers’ unions KNUT and KUPPET, are already with the SRC, awaiting approval.
If the SRC approves this CBA proposal, then teachers should prepare to smile all the way to the bank beginning July 2021, in a phased implementation that will run up to 2024.
The table below gives the new basic salaries for teachers, based on the CBA proposal that was presented by TSC to the SRC. The allowances have not been captured in the scales but are yet to be included.TSC proposal for allowances is 10% on house allowance and 20% on commuter allowance.See calculated increments per job group.
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