Teachers furious over NSSF deductions. Teachers are currently on the kuppet secretary general Akelo Misori’s neck asking him to explain why the national government through the teachers’ employer (TSC) deducted sh360 from their monthly pay towards the national social security fund (NSSF).
In a letter that was sent to Misori on 27th July, Sabala Inyeri who is the executive secretary for kuppet vihiga said that these deductions came at a time when educators were expecting to receive their salaries with the 7 to 10% as it was directed by the president earlier.
Sabala also noted that the Public Service Superannuation Scheme (PSSS) affected teachers’ ability to access credit facilities. Besides, the new NSSF deductions had a negative impact on their payslips. This therefore makes it difficult for teachers to repay their loans as well as their current insurance policies.
Sabala also said that the teachers service commission’s failure to effect the 7 to 10% payrise this month which was aimed at cushioning educators from the impact of the numerous deductions has now left educators feeling exposed, abandoned and demoralized.
In addition, Sabala said that they had learnt that all educators suffered this NSSF deduction. They are also fearing that the the housing levy will find its way in the slips. NHIF deductions also went up causing distress and devastation among educators.
He also said that the country is risking having a disatisfied work force which is very important in running the education sector. This is brought about by the stagnation of teachers in job groups for so long.
Sabala has asked Misori to clarify on the deductions and explain what steps he has taken in addressing this issue. The deductions has affected educators adversely. Misori is also to seek assurance on stopping any further occurrence like this one. It is also evident that this is not the first time educators are experiencing unexpected deductions.
Teachers furious over NSSF deductions.