Primary and secondary school teachers will soon have their increased salaries and reviewed benefits, if a proposal by the employer sails through.
TSC CEO Nancy Macharia said the economic status has improved, calling for increased salaries.
“The commission would wish to review the 2021-2025 CBA more specifically the salary component to motivate teachers,” Macharia said.
The CEO spoke when TSC appeared before the National Assembly Education Committee on Tuesday.
Macharia requested for the Julius Melly-led committee to support TSC in the review process.
“It was agreed that the CBA would be reviewed midterm pursuant to the improved economic status of the country,” she said.
In July 2021, the unions in the public sector signed a cashless CBA out of the advice by the SRC for non-monetary CBAs due to the effects of Covid-19 on the country’s economy.
According to Knut, teachers received the last salary increment in two phases-2016/2017 and 2017/2018.
The 2021-2025 CBA had the benefits of extended maternity and paternity leave days.
Previously, Knut secretary general Collins Oyuu said there was an agreement to revise the CBA signed after one year.
“We demand a sixty per cent increment because as it stands the recovery from Covid 19 has already been achieved,” he said.
With the 60 per cent salary increase demand, a grade D5 teacher currently earning Sh157, 656 will get Sh252, 249 after a 60 per cent salary increase.
The grade D4 teacher who earns Sh121, 890 will take home Sh195, 024 while those in grade D3 and grade D2 who earn Sh104,644 and Sh91,0401 will be earning Sh167, 430 and Sh145, 665 respectively.
The grade D1 and C5 teachers who earn Sh85,269 and Sh64, 631 will get Sh136, 430 and Sh103, 409 respectively. Grade C4 earning Sh52,308 will get Sh83 692 while grade C3 who earns Sh53, 943 will get Sh86, 308.
The teachers in grades C2 and C1 earning Sh43, 694 and Sh33, 694 are anticipated to get Sh69, 910 and Sh53, 910 respectively while B5 earning Sh27, 195 will get Sh43, 512.