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TSC Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with Knut, Kuppet, Kusnet 2021-2025

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) and Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers (KusNET) on 13th July 2021.

Consequently, the CBAs were registered   by the Employment  and Labour  Relations  Court on 27th August, 2021 as required under Section 60 of the Labour Relations Act.


The CBA shall apply to all teachers in service as at 1st July, 2021 .

  1. Implementation Period

The implementation period of the CBA will commence from 1st July, 2021 to 30th June, 2025.

  1. Remuneration

Basic salary

Basic salary shall be paid as shown below;

Basic Salary 2021-2025
Basic Salary 2021-2025


The following allowances shall be paid, where applicable as set out in the following Appendixes:

List of all allowances paid to TSC teachers per job group: Latest TSC News

1. Commuter Allowance 

TSC Commuter allowances per job group

Commuter Allowance
Commuter Allowance

2. Disability Guide Allowance 

TSC new disability guide allowance as provided in the 2021-2025 CBA

Disability Guide Allowance
Disability Guide Allowance

3. Leave Allowance

TSC new annual leave allowance for teachers in the 2021-2025 CBA

Leave Allowance
Leave Allowance

4. House Allowance

TSC teachers latest house allowance per job group

 Hardship Allowance

Hardship areas as listed by TSC and Hardship allowance rates per job group

6. Medical benefit shall  be drawn as provided at Part  IX of Code of Regulations for Teachers (CORT).

7. Transfer Allowance  is payable  at a rate  of one month’s Basic Salary subject to the provisions of Regulation of the CORT.


Promotions of Teachers shall be in accordance with the Career Progression Guidelines in force however teachers serving in ASAL and hard to staff areas and are holding administrative positions in an acting capacity shall be promoted progressively until they obtain grades commensurate to their respective positions.


Transfers of teachers shall be done in compliance to Pan V of the CORT together with the obtaining polices of the Commission.

However, to achieve the family values enshrined in the Constitution, the Commission shall consider transfer requests for married couples to appropriate stations/locations subject to availability of vacancies, the need for suitable replacement, existing staffing norms and proof of marriage among other factors.


Application for different categories of leave shall be considered and approved strictly in accordance with Part X of the CORT. However, the Commission shall grant:

  1. Maternity Leave of One hundred and twenty ( 120) Calendar days with full pay with effect from date of delivery.
  2. Pre-adoptive Leave of Forty-five (45) Calendar days with full pay with effect from the date of adoption.
  3. Paternity Leave of Twenty One (21) calendar days with full pay once a year.

Performance Management and Evaluation.

In compliance with Regulation 48 (1) of the CORT and with a view to enhance and maintain high performance standards in the teaching service, the Commission shall implement continuous the Teacher Professional Development (TPD) Programmes and Performance Management system in the teaching service.

To this end, every teacher who successfully completes the TPD programme shall be issued with a Teaching Certificate contemplated under Regulation 49 (1) of the CORT.

Career Progression.

Career Progression in the teaching service shall be based on the Career Progression Guidelines, in force.

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