The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has released a new pay structure for its teachers. According to the Commission the new salary and allowance benefits take effect from July 2021.
The salary and allowance changes is as a result of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) signed between it and teachers unions. The CBA runs from July 2021 to June 2025.
In a circular number 14/2021 TSC also captured the CBA benefits teachers will enjoy.
Below is the circular with new salary scale per job group and the CBA benefits teachers will enjoy.
CIRCULAR NO. 14/2021
ALL: DIRECTOR, CEMASTEA
DIRECTOR, KENYA INSTITUTE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
DIRECTOR, KENYA INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGES
PRINCIPALS, SECONDARY SCHOOLS
HEAD TEACHERS, PRIMARY SCHOOLS
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT (CBA) 2021-2025
The Teachers Service Commission 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.
a) Implementation Period
The implementation period of the CBA will commence from 1st July, 2021 to 30th June, 2025.
a) Basic salary
Basic salary shall be paid as per Appendix I.
The following allowances shall be paid, where applicable as set out in the following Appendixes:
i) Commuter Allowance – Appendix 2
ii) Disability Guide Allowance – Appendix 3
iii) Leave Allowance – Appendix 4
iv) House Allowance – Appendix 5
v) Hardship Allowance – Appendix 6
vi) Medical benefit shall be drawn as provided at Part IX of Code of Regulations for Teachers (CORT)
vii) 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 Part 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:
i) Maternity Leave of One hundred and twenty (120) Calendar days with full pay with effect from date of delivery.
ii) Pre adoptive Leave of Forty-five (45) Calendar days with full pay with effect from the date of adoption.
iii) Paternity Leave of Twenty-one (21) Calendar days with full pay once a year.
f) 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.
g) Career Progression
Career Progression in the teaching service shall be based on the Career Progression Guidelines in force.
DR. NANCY NJERI MACHARIA
APPENDIX 1: BASIC SALARY
|Grade||TSC Scale||Basic Pay|
|No. of Notches|
APPENDIX 2: COMMUTER ALLOWANCE
|Grade||TSC Scale||Commuter Allowance p.m|
APPENDIX 3: DISABILITY GUIDE ALLOWANCE
|Grade||TSC Scale||Disability Guide Allowance p.m|
APPENDIX 4: LEAVE ALLOWANCE
|Grade||TSC Scale||Annual Leave Allowance p.m|
APPENDIX 5: HOUSE ALLOWANCE
|Grade||TSC Scale||Hse1 Nairobi||Hse2 -Major Municipalities- Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii and Kitale||Hse3 -Other former Minor Municipalities||Hse4 – alI other areas|
APPENDIX 6:HARDSHIP ALLOWANCE
|Grade||TSC Scale||Hardship Allowance p.m|