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June 25, 2018

TSC to spend Sh54 billion on CBA between Knut, Kuppet

A file photo of TSC secretary Nancy Macharia with Gabriel Lengoiboni and John Awiti. /ELKANA JACOB
A file photo of TSC secretary Nancy Macharia with Gabriel Lengoiboni and John Awiti. /ELKANA JACOB

TSC will spend Sh54 billion on the implementation of a CBA between the commission, Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT and Kenya Post Primary Union of Teachers Kuppet.

The commissions chief executive Nancy Macharia says the CBA signed separately on October 25 and 26, 2017 between the unions has been registered by the Employment and Labour Relations Court as required under Section 60 of the Labour Relations Act (2007), in readiness for implementation.

Macharia in a press statement on Monday said the Commission was currently working on the implementation modalities and details of benefits to individual teachers would be  communicated in a circular in early 2017.

"The total cost of implementing the CBA will be Sh54 billion, in addition to the current teachers wage bill of Sh186 billion," read the statement.

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According to Macharia, a new expanded grading structure based on the worth of each job has been adopted with the following grades B5, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5. 

 Previously teachers were graded from Job Group “G”, ”H”, ”J”, ”K”, ”L”, ”M”, ”N”, ”P”, ”Q”, and “R”.

"The lowest grade in the teaching service Job Group “G” has been scrapped and grade B5, which has an enhanced salary entry point, has been introduced. This will affect more than 100,000 teachers in Job Group “G”," she said.

She also said the current job groups “P”,”Q”, and “R” had been expanded to the new grades of D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5 respectively.

Macharia said there was distinct and different career paths for teachers who were also institutional administrators and teachers with no institutional administrative responsibilities.


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