St. Lucia Teachers' Union News
SLTU Members Deliberate of Negotiations
The SLTU completed negotiations for the triennium 2010 to 2013. This negotiation was a challenging one for the SLTU. Nevertheless, the SLTU remained firm in its resolve to bring maximum benefit to its members. The SLTU negotiates conditions of work for its members separately and salaries under the umbrella of the St. Lucia Trade Union Federation. [Read the full story
The St. Lucia Teachers’ Union was formed on August 9th, 1934 under the presidency of Mr. Henry J. Belizaire. At the time he was the Principal of the St. Aloysius R. C. Boys’ Primary School.
The objectives of the St. Lucia Teachers’ Union are:
To unite all the teachers of St. Lucia into a common association.
To obtain and maintain just and proper wages, terms and conditions of employment and generally to protect the interest of members. To provide for members legal and / or other advice and assistance when and where necessary in connection with their employment.
To examine, promote and / or comment on any and all legislation and regulations affecting THE UNION, and / or its members both as teachers and as citizens.
To promote and advance the case of social justice through education.
To work towards the elimination of illiteracy within the shortest possible time.
To afford the government and Education Authorities the benefit of teachers’ collective ideas, opinions and experiences on educational social and cultural matters.
To work towards the establishment and maintenance of a relevant domestic system of education which allows teachers and students the opportunity to participate in the decision making processes.
To create institutions within THE UNION that will improve and ensure the social, economic, professional and cultural welfare of teachers.
To seek to exert the influence of teachers on matters of national importance.
To establish, carry on or participate in the business of printing or publishing newspapers, journals, books, pamphlets or other publications that are in agreement with the aims of the union.
To regulate relations and to settle disputes between members, members and employer and between members and other workers by amicable agreements whenever possible.
To establish and maintain relations with Teachers’ Organizations and Trade Unions locally, regionally and internationally, and to promote the Trade Union Movement.
Current Executive of the St. Lucia Teachers Union for the Biennium March 2012 to March 2014
President - Julian Monrose
First Vice President - Flora Emmanuel Joseph
Second Vice President - Nigel Mitchel
General Secretary - Don Howell
Deputy Genaral Secretary - Ken Patrick Prospere
Treasurer - Peter Loiusy
Public Relations Officer - Lea St. Helen Phulgence