TSC News on teachers’ new basic salary following July increment 2023/2024
TSC salary increment 2023/2024: Teachers will get be smiling all the way to the bank after President Ruto announced a pay rise that will be effected this July. In July, teachers who are currently working for the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will enjoy a better perk thanks to a recent ruling by the High Court.
More than 350,000 teachers and TSC office workers employed on Permanent and Pensionable terms will get a hike in July. Details reaching us at newspro.co.ke show that the National Treasury has already released Shs. 9.1 billion to the TSC.
Based on a 7% to 10% salary increase, the table below shows the minimum and highest basic salaries for teachers in job groups B5 to D5.
Grade Current Basic Pay VS Minimum New Basic Pay
B5 21,756 23,279
C1 27,195 29,099
C2 34,955 37,402
C3 43,154 46,175
C4 52,308 55,970
C5 62,272 66,631
D1 77,840 83,289
D2 91,041 97,414
D3 104,644 111,969
D4 118,242 126,519
D5 131,380 140,577
Grade Current Basic Pay Scale Vs
Maximum New Basic Pay Scale
B5 27,195 29,915
C1 33,994 37,393
C2 43,694 48,064
C3 53,943 59,337
C4 65,385 71,924
C5 77,840 85,624
D1 93,408 102,749
D2 109,249 120,174
D3 125,573 138,130
D4 141,891 156,080
D5 157,656 173,422
President William Ruto said that the 7–10% pay rise for teachers and government servants is meant to protect public workers from the tough economy.
“I’m aware that the SRC has suggested raising the pay of many types of public employees, including government officials. So, Ruto said at the KICC launch of the new e-citizen platform, we’ve chosen to raise the pay of our teachers, police officers, military personnel, and government workers by 7 to 10% starting tomorrow.
TSC salary increment 2023
But what will make the July wage increase interesting for teachers is the High Court’s most recent ruling about Finance Bill 2023.
On Wednesday, High Court Judge Mugure Thande didn’t overturn the orders that put the Finance Act 2023 on hold.
The judge decided that the petitioners (Busia senator Okiya Omtatah and others) have proved that they have a case, adding that if the orders were to be lifted, the public would suffer.
The judge also told the file to be sent to Chief Justice Martha Koome, who will choose a three-judge bench to hear the case and make a decision.
Key Statistics For July Teachers’ Payrise 2023/2024
This means that teachers will get their July pay with a 7% salary increase and without the 1.5% housing fund reduction that was written into the Finance Act 2023 and was supposed to start on July 1, 2023.
The most recent order from the Court says that TSC can’t take 1.5% from teachers’ paychecks for the Housing Fund.
In addition to getting higher net pay, teachers will also be able to borrow more money when they take out check-off loans.
The president ordered the salary increase to start on July 1, so the result of the rise will show up on the July paystubs.
TSC salary increment 2023
In the first financial year, 2023-2024, teachers’ salaries will go up by 7%. In the second year, 2024-2025, their salaries will go up by 8%; in the third year, 2025-2026, by 9%; and in the last year, 2026-2027, by 10%.
KNUT’s Take on Teachers’ July Pay Increase
The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has, however, protested and given a 14-day ultimatum to TSC to convene a meeting to review the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed in 2021.
“Earlier, TSC proposed giving teachers salaries of Sh2 billion, which is good, but the National Treasury cut it to Sh1 billion. Knut SG Collins Oyuu said, “We still want our TSC to sit down with us and reopen the way for negotiations.”
“But now that the condition on talks has been removed, we are done. We wrote a message to the TSC, and I gave them 14 days to bring us to the table so that we can start reviewing the CBA that we signed in 2021 which has nothing to do with money. We can’t forget that this country’s economy is so bad that we have to meet again to make sure the teachers have something to eat,” he said.