Teachers to Receive annual Salary Increment Next Month After Ksh. 298.37B Allocation
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is set to pay teachers employed on permanent and pensionable terms; their annual salary increments in July 2022.
Teachers, those in lower grades included, are set to earn their usual annual salary increment uninterrupted, in July 2022 when TSC gets funds for the purpose.
For instance, teachers in the lowest, B5, also known as Primary Teacher II, will get at least sh.900 in increment starting July 2022.
TSC got the biggest share of Sh298.37 billion of the Sh3.33 trillion national budget in the 2022/2023 national budget. The money received by TSC includes Sh297.72 billion in recurrent expenditure and Sh656 million for development.
The total amount received by TSC will finance teacher resource management; kSh1.16 billion will be spent for governance and standards while Sh7.24 billion will be used for general administration, planning and support services.
According to the 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), teachers in lowest job group, B5, will gradually move until they attain their highest salary point of sh. 27,195. Teachers in higher job groups will also move in the same fashion. A teacher in job group C1 (Primary Teacher I) currently earning a basic salary of sh. 30,405 has not attained the maximum salary point of sh. 33,994 but will gradually reach there through annual salary increments, determined by number of notches.
Annual salary increment used to be paid to teachers depending on the month they were absorbed into TSC payroll.
However, after coming of the CPG and signing of Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)2017-202, this changed as teachers were automatically moved to new job groups same month of July. This implies that TSC will make salary changes for a number of teachers in July 2022.
Parliament already revoked two-year salary freeze by Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) that blocked TSC from effecting salary changes.
According to SRC all government institutions including parastatals were restricted from making any salary changes for a period of two years starting July 2021.
The suspension affected basic salary, allowances and benefits of all government workers.
However, Parliament revoked three circulars from the SRC that limited negotiations and salary changes for workers in the public service.