Joy must be presently written on teachers’ faces after their employer ,Teachers Service Commission(TSC) confirmed that come end month,at least 100,000 of them will receive the last part of their phased pay increase.
According to The Daily Nation , the commission assured tutors holding administrative positions on the implementation.
The TSC stated that the payrise costs ksh 11billion.
“There should be no cause for alarm since it will be paid by the end of July,” said the statement by the commission.
“As we await government directives on reopening of schools, the commission wishes to thank all teachers for the support that they have been according us. We value this partnership which has enabled us to continue serving you even under the current circumstances. Further, we value your efforts in engaging your learners with online lessons and words of encouragement. Thank you and please continue reaching out.” The statement continued.
Implementation of Collective Bargaining Agreement( CBA) commenced in July 2017 and is set to come to completion at the end of this fiscal year.
Thereafter, a way shall be paved for new Negotiations.
Automation of TSC services.
“Another crucial achievement is the automation of TSC services and especially the T-Pay system through which you approve and monitor your third party financial transactions,” added the statement.
Last month TSC ordered a recount of all Head teachers, deputies and senior teachers.
The recount was prompted by realisation that there were some teachers who were promoted by mistake after the commission received wrong information from the county directors.
As indicated by a circular by TSC , some teachers provided inaccurate and misleading data that led to erroneous conversion.
Some classroom teachers were converted to grades exclusively reserved for institutional administrators.
Some senior teachers were also wrongly captured as administrators.
In other instances, staffing levels in terms of required administrators in a school exceeded the optimum establishment contrary to the established norms.
Dr. Macharia said that unrelibility of the data has negatively affected activities of the commission including:
Appointment of new administrators.
Deployment of new administrators
TSC is also set to promote 100,000 teachers currently in grade B5 to C1.7 Billion was set aside for the exercise.
Grade B5 teachers currently earning a basic salary of between Sh21, 756 and Sh27, 195 will now take home between Sh27, 195 and Sh33, 994.
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