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KNUT Responds to NSSF Deductions on Teachers Payslips by TSC

KNUT Responds to NSSF Deductions on Teachers Payslips by TSC

Collins Oyuu, general secretary of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), has vowed to seek clarification from the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) pertaining the unexplained reduction of teachers’ salaries in July 2023, as opposed to the anticipated pay increase pledged by President William Ruto.

Oyuu revealed that the commission had reneged on President Ruto’s promise to increase teachers’ salaries by 7 to 10 percent beginning July 1.

Oyuu was surprised and concerned that the commission had implemented the new changes without providing prior notice or justification.

“A strike is a last bullet. We must be told why the reverse happened. The president promised about 7 to 10 per cent increase in broad daylight. The SRC cannot overrule what the president promised,” he stated.

“We are addressing the issue. SRC cannot say they are still organising and they are not done with the review. Haven’t they been working?”

The KNUT leader maintained that the president’s announcement should be followed.

They asserted that they have refrained from taking any action thus far. However, they emphasized that their response, when initiated, would be swift and impactful, emphasizing the necessity of upholding the president’s statement.

Teachers in the country have begun contributing to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) for the first time in history, causing perplexity over the changes reflected on their pay stubs.

Teachers earning less than Ksh10,000 will contribute between Ksh360 and Ksh1,200, while those earning more than Ksh10,000 will have a maximum contribution limit of Ksh2,160.

Teachers initially applauded President Ruto’s decision to evaluate their pay stubs, describing it as a long-overdue measure given the high cost of living in Kenya.

Ruto’s proposal proposed a favorable review of 7 to 10% for individuals with lesser incomes, to be implemented in two phases.

Kuppet Akelo Misori, secretary general of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), expressed gratitude for Ruto’s willingness to resolve teacher compensation.

After completing the public participation exercise, SRC is working on the review and is expected to publish the new salary structure.

KNUT Responds to NSSF Deductions on Teachers Payslips by TSC

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