Following parliamentary approval of the 2022/23 budget, the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, announced that teachers in the six job groups will receive salary increases with arrears.
Teachers in grades B5, C1, C2, C3, and D5 will not receive salary increases, according to TSC’s new orders, because the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) 2017-2021 did not include them.
According to the TSC, teachers have achieved their maximum salary points, also known as “bar,” and their earnings will not be able to rise any further.
Part of the referred document read “Grades B5, C1, C2, C3, and D5 have reached the maximum salary points provided for in the banding by the completion of the cycle for CBA 2017 – 2021,”
On the other hand, those teachers in grades C4, C5, D1, D2, D3, and D4 who are yet to attain the maximum salary points as provided for in the salary banding will get their salary increment.
TSC says it will extend the salary points for these grades starting 1st July 2020. The best of it all is that the TSC will pay teachers their salary increments with arrears from the date they attained the maximum salary point.
On Thursday, April 7, National Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Ukur Yatani, presented the budget estimates for the Financial Year 2022/2023 two months earlier than traditional time, paving the way for lawmakers to approve expenditure before their term ends ahead of the August 9 general elections.
The Education sector received the largest share after it was allocated Ksh544.4 billion. This accounts for 16.48 percent of the national budget
TSC was allocated Sh2.5 billion for the recruitment of teachers in Kenya. This was an increase since last year TSC received Sh281.7 billion.
TSC boss Nancy Macharia had requested some Sh5.3 billion to recruit 8,000 teachers for the 100 percent transition. Dr. Macharia also told the Education Committee that it will require Sh1.2 billion to recruit 6,000 interns.