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Teachers to Wait Longer for Salary Increment as TSC Halts the Process

The TSC has been able to finally give its stand on the highly awaited salary increment for teachers after the lapse of the 2017-2021 CBA that concluded on July this year. Teachers were eager to see their slim payslips bulge yet again starting from July 1st of the current financial year, but all was tarnished by the issue of the claimed nation's economic dwarfism brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Moreso, some of the meetings between the unions of teachers, KUPPET and KNUT, and the TSC after the end of the previous CBA did always ended in disarray due to heated disagreements between the two parties. The union's officials could not agree on the way TSC was explaining itself on the main reasons associated with lack of honoring the 2021-2025 CBA as earlier agreed. Fortunately for TSC, later on, they agreed to delay the increment, but just for a year, something that didn't go well with the teachers, but they had to just bite the bullet as they practice professional patience a year longer.

However, the recent exclusive reports have emerged that it was not mainly the issue of SRC to block the increase of teachers dues, but TSC were not just ready to honor the pledge and offer teachers their dues by implementing the 2021-2025 CBA immediately from July 1st. There intentions, according to reports, were geared towards introducing the TPD modules so that if the implementation of the same could not be agreed upon by the unions, then the increment to be halted also. Therefore, as things stand, the TPD enrollment has already been blocked by the KUPPET officials, something that means the teachers could also wait longer for their salary increment.

TSC has vividly claimed that the CBA signed contains well stated clauses that clearly outlines how TPD modules could be rolled out, and that the enrollment of the same could have been started a year ago were it not the disturbance from the Covid-19 pandemic, which distorted nationwide programs. Therefore, as teachers fail to attend the scheduled sessions in various selected institutions, they also risk to miss their lucrative increment that is expected to start immediately after the end of the current financial year.

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