“These allowances have been pending for the last 15 years and we now demand full payment in the next financial year,” he said.
He said the union is demanding the completion of full implementation of teachers’ allowances as indicated in Legal Notice No. 534.
Under these demands, secondary and primary heads will be awarded half of their basic salary as responsibility allowances.
Deputy head teachers would have an additional 40 per cent of their basic salary as responsibility allowances. Senior teachers and heads of department would be awarded 30 per cent of their basic salaries.
Teachers who work in cities — Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa — would also receive 70 per cent of their basic as hardship allowances.
“We want cities declared hardship areas because working there is not easy. Teachers must then be paid as such,” said Sossion.
This means that the Government is required to remit Sh194 billion in addition to the current Sh64 billion for the projected salary reviews.
In total, if the demand is implemented, the Government will release Sh102 billion in addition to the current Sh52 billion for teachers’ allowances alone.
The two unions said they had asked the Treasury to remit the cash to TSC immediately.