TSC releases new salary, allowance, CBA benefits for teachers

TSC releases new salary, allowance, CBA benefits for teachers

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

ALL TEACHERS

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.

Application

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.

b)  Remuneration

a)   Basic salary

Basic salary shall be paid as per Appendix I.

b) Allowances

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

c) Promotions

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.

d) Transfers

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.

e)  Leaves

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
SECRETARY/CHIEF EXECUTIVE

APPENDICES

APPENDIX 1: BASIC SALARY

GradeTSC ScaleBasic Pay
Minimum
Basic Pay
Maximum
No. of Notches
B5521,75627,1956
C1627,19533,9946
C2734,95543,6946
C3843,15453,9436
C4952,30865,3857
C51062,27277,8407
D11177,84093,4087
D21291,041109,2497
D313104,644125,5737
D414118,242141,8917
D515131,380157,6567

APPENDIX 2: COMMUTER ALLOWANCE

GradeTSC ScaleCommuter Allowance p.m
B554,000
C164,000
C275,000
C386,000
C498,000
C5108,000
D11112,000
D21212,000
D31314,000
D41414,000
D51516,000

APPENDIX 3: DISABILITY GUIDE ALLOWANCE

GradeTSC ScaleDisability Guide Allowance p.m
B5520,000
C1620,000
C2720,000
C3820,000
C4920,000
C51020,000
D11120,000
D21220,000
D31320,000
D41420,000
D51520,000

APPENDIX 4: LEAVE ALLOWANCE

GradeTSC ScaleAnnual Leave Allowance p.m
B554,000
C164,000
C276,000
C386,000
C496,000
cs106,000
D11110,000
D21210,000
D31310,000
D41410,000
D51510,000

APPENDIX 5: HOUSE ALLOWANCE

                Grade           TSC Scale           Hse1 NairobiHse2 -Major Municipalities- Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii and KitaleHse3 -Other former Minor Municipalities              Hse4 – alI other areas
BS56,7504,5003,8503,200
C1610,0007,5005,8004,200
C2716,50012,8009,6007,500
C3828,00022,00016,50013,000
C4928,00022,00016,50013,000
C51035,00025,50018,00015,400
D11145,00028,00021,00016,800
D21245,00028,00021,00016,800
D31345,00028,00021,00016,800
D41445,00028,00021,00016,800
D51550,00035,00025,00020,000

APPENDIX 6:HARDSHIP ALLOWANCE

GradeTSC Scale Hardship Allowance p.m
B556,600
C168,200
C2710,900
C3812,300
C4914,650
C51017,100
D11127,300
D21227,300
D31331,500
D41431,500
D51538,100

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