Teachers And All Civil To Receive Salary Increment Following Parliament Decision To Freeze Salary Increment For Three Years

Wages of public sector workers will be reviewed regularly after Parliament revoked a directive prohibiting wage negotiations after four years.

Parliament repealed three circulars from the Wage and Remuneration Commission (SRC), limiting the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for workers in public service to a four-year cycle.

The lawmakers said the circulars are unconstitutional as they violate the rights of workers to engage in collective bargaining with employers as per the provisions of Article 41(5) of the Constitution.

The Article states that “every trade union, employer’s association and employer shall have the right to engage in collective bargaining”. of the Constitution,” the MPs said in a report.

This meant that workers would be free to negotiate new wage increases through unions, which the commission had stalled. The SRC in June halted the salary hikes of all civil servants for two years starting July, reducing their chances of better luck amid tough economic times due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

The suspension affected the basic pay, allowances and benefits of all government employees, causing unions to threaten to stage the “mother of all strikes”.

 

Proposed salary hike for TSC teachers

Proposed salary hike for TSC teachers

The Treasury is struggling to raise revenue to run the public wage bill, which consumes more than half of taxes, constraining spending on development projects.

 

The teachers union and teacher employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), reached an agreement that led to the signing of the non-monetary CBA. “We are pleased to announce that all parties have reached an agreement.

 

 

We have signed a new CBA 2021-2025, but there is room to strengthen it in the future,” said TSC Chief Executive Nancy Macharia.

 

The agreement was signed by Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Kenya Union of Post Primary. It was signed by the education teachers. (KUPPET) and the Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers (KUSNET) and its binding on all teachers under the 2021-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) deal that began on 1 July 2021.

TSC will transfer pairs to schools near each other (if both have teachers) subject to availability of vacancies.

Teachers will also have 45 days for children who want to adopt, while the dry and semi-dry allowances (ASALs) of teachers will be reviewed.

Missouri said the new deal limits teachers’ benefits from 2017 and said the content of the CBA should be reviewed as it moves forward.

We have a small window to improve the CBA and we’ll see that as we review it, said Akello Missori, Kuppet’s secretary general. Running from July 2021 to July 2025, the CBA gives teachers 120 and 21 days of maternity leave to female and male teachers, respectively.

TSC, however, said the signed non-monetary CBA is not final and that it will call back teacher unions to review benefits for teachers. Deals Already Behind There are rumors of teacher unions signing a deal to change the pay of teachers.

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