Teachers have today been dealt a major blow after Salaries and Renumeration Commission declared that their will not be any pay review for any civil servants in the country. In the circular, the commission has attributed the effects of Covid-19 pandemic as the major reason.
'Pursuant to the constitutional principles of affordability and sustainability, SRC engaged the National Treasury on the projected cost. The National Treasury advised the Commission that due to the effects of Covid-19 pandemic on the performance of the revenue and the expected slow economic recovery; the commission to consider postponing the review for the next two fiscal years until economy improves" read part of the statement.
SRC has also declared that there will be no review of basic salary structures, allowances and benefits paid in public sector in the next two financial years
This is a big blow to teachers who have been expecting new Collective Bargaining Agreement before the current CBA lapse this month. Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) have already threatened to call for industrial actions incase TSC fails to effect new CBA for teachers.
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