There are three registered trade unions (UASU, UNTESU and KUDHEHIA workers) which negotiate of terms of service on behalf of their members at national and internal levels. The agreed terms are contained in Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) which are registered and gazetted as provided by Law.
UASU: Members of staff in teaching serve under the "Terms of Service for Academic, Senior Library and Administrative Staff" in addition to provisions of the CBA. Teaching staff may subscribe and be members of the Nairobi Chapter of Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU).
UNTESU: Members of staff in the Senior Administrative, middle level Technical, Library, Finance, and Catering appointment grades serve under the CBA provisions negotiated by Universities Non-Teaching Staff Union (UNTESU) and staff may subscribe to be members.
KUDHEHIA Workers: Members of staff in Grades I-IV serve under Terms of Service as provided in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which is negotiated between the University and the trade union, Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Union (KUDHEIHA).