TSC will not slash Tutors’ Salaries amidst Coronavirus Pandemic in Kenya
Teachers to receive full salaries even as some employers push for Pay Cuts and Unpaid Leaves for their staff to Cushion Businesses
The slightly over 300, 000 TSC employed teachers shall continue receiving full salaries in the wake of coronavirus pandemic which has forced senior government officials including President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto to reduce their salaries.
Speaking to The Standard, TSC Head of Communications Ms. Beatrice Wababu said that TSC teachers in Kenya should hold their horses and avoid panicking over possible pay cuts.
“We want to assure teachers that their March salaries will be paid in full before the end of the month.
According to the 2016-2021 Central Bargaining Agreement, CBA, the lowest-paid teacher in Job Group B5 (Primary Teacher II formerly known as Job Group G) will receive Kshs 24, 476.
Secondary Teacher III and Primary Teacher I who currently fall under Job Group C1 (formerly known as Job Groups H and J) will earn Kshs 30, 595.
Secondary Teacher II which currently falls under Job Group C2 (formerly known as Job Groups K) will earn Kshs 39, 595.
Chief Principals on the other hand who currently fall under Job Group D5 (formerly known as Job Groups Q and R) will pocket Kshs 139, 735.
This assurance comes at a time when Kenya’s economy is stagnating following the spread of Coronavirus pandemic in the country, a thing which has generated fears of delayed or partially paid teachers’ salaries by the TSC.
The number of coronavirus positive cases in Kenya is 28 after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced three new cases of infection on Wednesday March 25, 2020.
President Uhuru ordered a total shut down of all schools and other learning institutions such as TVET colleges, universities, and polytechnics to contain the spread of coronavirus in Kenya.
Pay Cuts and Unpaid Leave
Some employers especially those in the private sector are already pushing for pay cuts and unpaid leaves for their staff to cushion businesses.