St. Lucia Teachers' Union News

 St. Lucia Teachers' Union, P.O. Box 821 Castries, St Lucia, West Indies

About SLTU

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:

  1. To unite all the teachers of St. Lucia into a common association.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To promote and advance the case of social justice through education.
  5. To work towards the elimination of illiteracy within the shortest possible time.
  6. To afford the government and Education Authorities the benefit of teachers’ collective ideas, opinions and experiences on educational social and cultural matters.
  7. 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.
  8. To create institutions within THE UNION that will improve and ensure the social, economic, professional and cultural welfare of teachers
  9. To seek to exert the influence of teachers on matters of national importance.
  10. 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. 
  11. To regulate relations and to settle disputes between members, members and employer and between members and other workers by amicable agreements whenever possible. 
  12. 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 April 2022 to March 2024

President - Don Howell

First Vice President - Ann Giffard-Elcock

Second Vice President - Simmons Jules

General Secretary - Chantal Peter

Deputy Genaral Secretary - Mayn Poleon 

Treasurer - Schaeffer Sylvester 

Public Relations Officer - Marvelle Modeste-Lubin