TSC in court to protect Sh13b salary increment for teachers
SEE ALSO :Row rages over Sossion suspensionSenior principals (T-Scale 14) who fall under grade D4 currently earning between Sh99, 730 and Sh114, 632, are expected to earn between Sh109,249 and Sh118,169 by end of this month. Principals who fall under grade D3 (T-Scale 13) who currently earn between Sh77,840 and Sh90,612 will now move to a salary scale of between Sh93,850 and Sh102,807. Deputy principals under grade D2 (T-Scale 12) will also move up to a new salary band of between Sh82,717 and Sh87,900 by end of this month. The teachers currently earn between Sh71,565 and Sh85,269. Senior masters II, deputy principals III, senior head teachers and curriculum support officers I who fall under grade D1 and earn between Sh66,177 and Sh80,242 are also set to higher pay. The officers’ new salary scales are set to move to Sh74,703 and Sh82,717 by end of this month. The teachers’ employer argues that tutors are likely to miss out on the salary raise if the court orders are imple mented. The matter has sharply divided rival Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) and Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet). Knut says the salary increment is intact and demands that TSC aligns court decision to the CBA. “Ensure that the third phase of the CBA is fully implemented as it is law for all teachers who stand to benefit,” said Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion in a letter dated July 15 to TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia. Kuppet Secretary General Akelo Misori, however, said the ruling eroded some of the gains already secured in the CBA and cautioned TSC that its members must not be dragged in the murky battles. “As you are well aware, Kuppet was not a party to the case and will not be bound by these directions. Our position is that the judgment should not affect our CBA with TSC,” said Mr Misori.
SEE ALSO :Catholic Church supports new curriculumCurrent CBA In an affidavit to support the application, Macharia said that it would be impossible to implement the current CBA with the orders that were issued by the court. “This will lead to demotion of institutional administrators who have been promoted based on the career progression guidelines since the implementation of the CBA. It also completely cripples the exercise of the applicant function to promote teachers generally in accordance with the CBA. It is not in the best interest of teachers,” said Macharia. The TSC boss claimed the orders had stripped its powers to supervise teachers.
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