TSC Intern Teachers Did Not Receive a Pay Raise in July Despite Their Contribution,
TSC Intern Teachers Did Not Receive a Pay Raise in July Despite Their Contribution
The instructors Service Commission (TSC) recently made an announcement regarding a pay increase; however, this increase will not be relevant to the recently hired intern instructors.
Due to the fact that their employment is governed by contract requirements, TSC interns are not eligible for a pay raise at this time.
The commission reports that intern teachers in elementary schools receive a monthly stipend of 15,000/- while those in senior schools (including junior secondary schools) receive a remuneration of 20,000/-.
Teachers and administrative assistants have just lately started getting their wages for the month of July from the Commission. In addition, third-party deductions such as debts, union dues, and insurance payments will be taken out of the salaries that are scheduled to be distributed by this coming Saturday.
Payments of salaries were made to newly hired and posted primary school teachers in May, although those payments have already been made. There have been adjustments made to the allowances of certain educators, while others have reported receiving arrears in their payments.
The TSC was employed. Teachers go on strike to protest their low salaries and working conditions.
Teachers went on strike to protest their low salaries; image/Courtesy of Associated Press
Beginning with the payment period in July, teachers’ base salaries will be increased by 7%.
Over 350,000 educators and secretariat staff will benefit from the raise, which was made feasible when the National Treasury transferred a total of sh 9.1 billion to TSC for the same reason. The increase was made possible after the National Treasury released the funds.
When he made the announcement that teachers and government workers would be receiving a salary raise of between 7 and 10 percent, President William Ruto stated that the boost was made to assist workers in coping with the current economic situation.
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