Now the Kenyan teachers’ employer i.e Teachers’ Service Commission has revealed teachers in the six job groups who will receive salary increment with arrears following the parliamentary approval of 2022/2023 budget.
As per to the Commission directives , teachers in grades B5, C1, C2, C3 and D5 will not get salary increment owing to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) 2017 -2021 that did not capture them.
In reference to a document seen by this author, the commission further revealed that teachers in those grades have reached their maximum salary points popularly known as ‘bar’ and therefore it will not be eligible for salary increase.
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.
Best of it all is that the Commission will pay the teachers their salary increment with arrears from the date they attained the maximum salary point to January 2022.
The Commision said, “The arrears will be processed by July 2022 when funds become available.”
Captured here is a summary of the extended salary points from Grade C4 to D4.
|Salary point||C4||Salary point||C5||Salary point||D1||Salary point||D2||Salary point||D3||Salary point||D4|
Figures in the table above grade C4, C5, D1 and D4 the elongated salary scale points are from point three to seven.
While grades D2 and D3 the elongated salary scale points are from point two to seven. The arrears will be paid after July budget.
However another latest revelation is a blow to teachers in the lower cadre who were yearning for a pay rise after the July budget.
The employer will receive an extra KSh 15 billion for the 2022 – 2023 financial year, but the Commission has refuted claims that it will use the funds to award pay rise.