Kuppet official newly proposed teachers CBA July 2021

Kuppet official newly proposed teachers CBA July 2021

BACKGROUND

UNION DEMANDS

1.1 Introduction

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement on 26th  October 2016 which was later registered in the Employment and Labour  Relations  Court  on  30th   November  2016.

The CBA was an agreement to regularize the industrial relations between the employer and KUPPET as well as for the interest of mutual   understanding and co-operation.

The CBA reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining a collaborative relationship aimed at realizing quality teaching service.

1.2 Analysis of the Cost of Living in Kenya

According to surveys released by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Consumer Price Indices (CPI) has continued to increase over the last 2 years.

Consumer Price Index is a measure that examines the weighted average of prices of a basket of consumer goods and services such as transportation, food and medical care.

It is calculated by taking price changes of each item in the predetermined basket of goods and averaging them. It reports inflation and deflation tendencies in the economy.

In July 2016, the CPI was 170.84 and inflation rate was 6.39. The CPI has increased to 191.59 and inflation rate is 4.35 in 2018. This is an economic indicator that prices of goods and services have increased over time affecting the remuneration and allowances for workers.

The GDP has also increased on average 1.33 per cent since 2015 indicating an increase of 1.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2018.

For example, the average price of fuel in 2016 was sh98 per litre compared to the current sh112. This affects the commuter allowance as fares have risen from sh50 to sh 100 in most parts of the country.

The table below shows the average price changes for household consumption goods and services over the last 2 years.

ProductUnit  of measure  July 17December 17  July 18% change
Tomatoes1kg86.4594.52122.0441
Kerosene1L63.5571.4285.0522.8
Petrol1L98.00105.04109.6711.9
Charcoal4kg81.61 138.1369.25
Maize flour2kg106.77110.10116.298.91
Sukumawiki1kg42.1743.6757.8737.23
Electricity50kwh576.07649.73695.9720.81
      

Source: KNBS CPI July 2017, December 2017 and July 2018

The cost of living has increased rapidly over the last two years affecting the purchasing power of household goods and services.

The transport cost has increased beyond the commuter allowance negotiated due to increase of fuel and general overall transport cost.

The Union demands that the following issues may be considered for negotiations to cushion teachers in their delivery of services.

PROPOSALS OF NEW ALLOWANCES

1. COMMUTER ALLOWANCE

The Union demands that commuter allowance be increased by 150% of the current rate. Commuter allowance shall be paid as per Appendix.

2. LEAVE ALLOWANCE

The Union demands that leave allowance be paid based on one’s basic pay i.e. an equivalent of one month’s basic pay for all cadres.

3. HOUSE ALLOWANCE

The Union demands that House allowance be harmonized across all regions. i.e Teachers

in Grade C2 should enjoy the same house allowance whether in Nairobi or Marsabit and this should be in all grades.

4. TOWNSHIP HARDSHIP ALLOWANCE

While teachers enjoy equal house allowance across all regions, the Union proposes the introduction of township allowance. Teachers in urban areas experience challenges of high cost of living and expensive urban transport and this makes no difference with a teacher in a hardship area. We propose a town allowance of 30% of basic salary be paid to teachers in major cities or county headquarters.

5. HARDSHIP ALLOWANCE

Hardship allowance shall be payable to teachers assigned duties in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) areas. However, the areas declared as hardship needs to be reviewed because there are other emerging issues like terrorism, cattle rustling etc.

6. RISK ALLOWANCE

Risk allowance shall be payable to all Science teachers due to exposure to chemicals and other substances. The Union demands that Risk allowance be paid at a rate of 20% of the basic salary as per appendix.

7. ACCOMODATION ALLOWANCE

Teachers are assigned duties outside the work station. In the civil service, there are guidelines stipulating the allowance for every cadre. The Union has proposed development of clear guidelines on the payment of accommodation allowance (per diem) as well as the amount as shown in the appendix.

7. POST GRADUATE SCHEME OF SERVICE

The teaching service has no scheme of service for teachers who have attained a Masters and Doctorate degrees. Instead, the employer awards three increments to the holders of such qualifications. The proposed scheme seeks to allow TSC recruit teachers possessing post-graduate  qualifications  at  entry  level.  The  Union  demands  that  Post  graduate

scheme of service be developed and be eligible to all teachers holding a Master’s and Doctorate degree. The said teachers shall be paid an allowance equivalent to 40% of the basic salary.

8. CAREER PROGRESSION

Parties agreed that career progression in the teaching service shall be as provided under Part VI of the Code of Regulations for Teachers. However, KUPPET demands that the Commission in performance of its obligation under this agreement ensures that every teacher under its employment is facilitated to undergo professional development.

9. OVERTIME ALLOWANCE

KUPPET demands that working hours for all teachers be 8 hours per day i.e. 8.00 am. to

5.00 p.m. with one hour lunch break for five days i.e. 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday. Further, the Union proposes that any extra hours worked be compensated as an overtime   as   teachers   in   boarding   sections   are   overworked   and   no   monetary compensation are done. The overtime allowance schedule is attached as per Appendix.

10. COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL COVER

We propose that medical allowance be increased by 100% to enable the employer improve health benefits with insurance underwriters.

11. TEACHERS’ SALARY INCREMENT

The 2016 basic salary increment be varied to align the increment with challenges of inflation.

OTHER ISSUES

a)  The marking scheme for employment of Diploma teachers is discriminating and unfair to diploma teachers. We propose it be reviewed so that they are given same marks as graduates.

b) Special schools allowance terminated without consultation should be reinstated.

c)  Annual increment for teachers seems not clear. Not all teachers have been given the same.

d) There should exist common cadre grades to show job group progression as before the CBA 26th October, 2016.

 ACCOMODATION ALLOWANCE (PER DIEM)
 Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu Kilifi, Naivasha, Lamu and KwaleNakuru,   Nyeri,   Eldoret, Kericho, Kakamega, Embu, Garissa, BungomaOther areas
C2  6,000  4,000  3,000
  C3  6,500  4,500  3,500
  C4  6,500  4,500  3,500
  C5  8,000  6,000  4,000
  D1  8,000  6,000  4,000
  D2  8,000  6,000  4,000
  D3  10,000  7,500  5,000
  D4  10,000  7,500  5,000
  D5   
Salary Scale point CURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCE PROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE   1   6000 27,325   2   6000     28,792   3   6000     30,335   4   6000     31,956   5   6000     32,988   6   6000     34,955   7   6000     36,280    

LEAVE ALLOWANCE GRADE C2

  8  6000    37,654
  9  6000    39,081
  10  6000    40,562
  11  6000    42,099
  12  6000    43,694

GRADE C3

Salary Scale pointCURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCEPROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE
  1  6,00033,908
  2  6,000    34,570
  3  6,000    35,167
  4  6,000    35,837
  5  6,000    36,536
  6  6,000    37,087
  7  6,000    37,867
  8  6,000    38,677
  9  6,000    39,532
  10  6,000    41,417
  11  6,000    43,391
  12  6,000    45,463
  113  6,000    47,624
  14  6,000    49,912

GRADE C4

Salary Scale pointCURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCEPROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE
  1  6,00035,927
  2  6,000    37,495
  3  6,000    39,136
  4  6,000    40,849
  5  6,000    42,642
  6  6,000    45,463
  7  6,000    47,624
  8  6,000    49,912
  9  6,000    51,632
Salary Scale point CURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCE PROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE   1   6,000 40,849   2   6,000     41,417   3   6,000     42,642   4   6,000     43,391   5   6,000     45,463   6   6,000     47,624   7   6,000     49,912   8   6,000     51,931    

GRADE C5

  9  6,000    55,644
  10  6,000    58,069
  11  6,000    60,613

GRADE D1

Salary Scale pointCURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCEPROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE
  1  10,00066,177
  2  10,000    68,905
  3  10,000    71,746
  4  10,000    77,840
  5  10,000    80,242

GRADE D2

Salary Scale pointCURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCEPROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE
  1  10,00071,565
  2  10,000    77,840
  3  10,000    85,269

GRADE D3

Salary Scale pointCURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCEPROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE
  1  10,00077,840
  2  10,000    80,242
  3  10,000    82,717
  4  10,000    90,612

GRADE D4

Salary Scale pointCURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCEPROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE
  1  10,00099,730
  2  10,000    102,807
  3  10,000    104,644
  4  10,000    107,873
  5  10,000    111,201
  6  10,000    114,632

GRADE D5

Salary Scale pointCURRENT LEAVE ALLOWANCEPROPOSED LEAVE ALLOWANCE
  1  10,000111,201
  2  10,000    114,632
  3  10,000    118,169
  4  10,000    121,814
  5  10,000    125,573
  6  10,000    129,528
  7  10,000    131,380
  8  10,000    141,891
  9  10,000    148,360
  10  10,000    152,937

RISK ALLOWANCE

GRADE C2

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE
  15,465
  2    5,758
  3    6,067
  4    6,391
  5    6,598
  6    6,991
  7    7,256
  8    7,531
  9    7,816
  10    8,112
  11    8,420
  12    8,739

GRADE C3

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE
  1    6,782
  2    6,914
  3    7,033
  4    7,167
  5    7,307
  6    7,417
  7    7,573
  8    7,735
  9    7,906
  10    8,283
  11    8,678
  12    9,093
  113    9,525
  14    9,982

GRADE C4

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE
  17,185
  2    7,499
  3    7,827
  4    8,170
  5    8,528
  6    9,093
  7    9,525
  8    9,982
  9    10,326

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GRADE C5

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE
  18,170
  2    8,283
  3    8,528
  4    8,678
  5    9,093
  6    9,525
  7    9,982
  8    10,386
  9    11,129
  10    11,614
  11    12,123

GRADE D1

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE
  113,235
  2    13,781
  3    14,349
  4    15,568
  5    16,048

GRADE D2

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE
  114,313
  2    15,568
  3    17,054

GRADE D3

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE
  115,568
  2    16,048
  3    16,543
  4    18,122

GRADE D4

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE
  119,946
  2    20,561
  3    20,929
  4    21,575
  5    22,240
  6    22,926

GRADE D5

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED RISK ALLOWANCE
  122,240
  2    22,926
  3    23,634
  4    24,363
  5    25,115
  6    25,906
  7    26,276
  8    28,378
  9    29,672
  10    30,587

TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE

GRADE C2

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE
  15,465
  2    5,758
  3    6,067
  4    6,391
  5    6,598
  6    6,991
  7    7,256
  8    7,531
  9    7,816
  10    8,112
  11    8,420
  12    8,739

GRADE C3

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE
  1    6,782
  2    6,914
  3    7,033
  4    7,167
  5    7,307
  6    7,417
  7    7,573
  8    7,735
  9    7,906
  10    8,283
  11    8,678
  12    9,093
  113    9,525
  14    9,982

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GRADE C4

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE
  17,185
  2    7,499
  3    7,827
  4    8,170
  5    8,528
  6    9,093
  7    9,525
  8    9,982
  9    10,326
Salary Scale point PROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE   1 8,170   2     8,283   3     8,528   4     8,678   5     9,093   6     9,525   7     9,982   8     10,386   9     11,129    

GRADE C5

  10    11,614
  11    12,123

GRADE D1

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE
  113,235
  2    13,781
  3    14,349
  4    15,568
  5    16,048

GRADE D2

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE
  114,313
  2    15,568
  3    17,054

GRADE D3

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE
  115,568
  2    16,048
  3    16,543
  4    18,122

GRADE D4

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE
  119,94699,730
  2    20,561
  3    20,929
  4    21,575
  5    22,240
  6    22,926

GRADE D5

Salary Scale pointPROPOSED TOWNSHIP ALLOWANCE
  122,240
  2    22,926
  3    23,634
  4    24,363
  5    25,115
  6    25,906
  7    26,276
  8    28,378
  9    29,672
  10    30,587

COMMUTER ALLOWANCE

 JOB GROUP KSH PER MONTH 
  Current Rates50% increment from the current
   C2  5,000  7,500 
   C3  6,000  9,000 
   C4  8,000  12,000 
   C5  8,000  12,000 
   D1  12,000  18,000 
   D2  12,000  18,000 
   D3  14,000  21,000 
   D4  14,000  21,000 
   D5  16,000  24,000 

OVERTIME ALLOWANCE

GRADEOVERTIME PAYOVERTIME 2HRS
 PER HOURAVERAGE
   
C25001,000
C36001,200
C47001,400
C58001,600
D19001,800
D21,0002,000
D31,1002,200
D41,2002,400
D51,3002,600

HOUSE ALLOWANCE

   JOB GROUP  KSH PER MONTH 
  Proposed rates (Nairobi rates)  Current Rates 
 C216,5007,500 
 C328,00013,000 
 C428,00013,000 
 C535,00015,400 
 D145,00016,800 
 D245,00016,800 
 D345,00016,800 
 D445,00016,800 
 D550,00020,000 
     
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