The teachers employed by the teachers service commission are paid by the government at end of every month though for teachers it sometimes comes much earlier after closure of payroll and salary processing.
Last month it was different as it was unusual for them since they received their salaries past 25th of June which kept them frequently asking online on their ‘white smoke’ as they usually call it .
This month may be a bit different and all workers including teachers are likely to get their salaries much earlier.
This is because it’s the end of this financial year and all ministries are preparing for the next since the budget was read last week and allocations done to each of them.
In the previous years this has been happening and salaries have always been paid on time for all government workers. Therefore if all goes well, the teachers should be much ready for it as they prepare for a long delay coming July.
“The directives from the SRC are the ones to guide the TSC, without that communication the teachers’ employer is actually helpless,” the source stated.
Teachers unions comprising of Kenya Union of Post Primary Teachers (KUPPET), Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and Kenya National Union of Special Needs Education Teachers (KUSNET) have been decrying the delay of the negotiation process of the CBA deal.
The grievances led to KUPPET Secretary General Akelo Misori issuing a seven-day strike notice to the TSC on Thursday, June 3 citing that teachers would down their tools if they did not receive salary increments or promotions.
“Teachers expect nothing other than a salary review this year. We have gathered that TSC was advised by the SRC, but TSC has not shared the advisory with us,” Misori stated.