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New! BSTU President on the Recent MoE Teaching Appointments:

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Interactive! Ask the Union

Do you have work-related questions? Submit them here.

Meet the 2014-15 Executive Committee

Mary Redman, President Erskine Padmore, 1st Vice President Andrew Brathwaite, General Secretary

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News Flash! Meeting on Monday, April 11th at 2pm

The BSTU invites all members to an extraordinary general meeting on Monday 11th of April at 2pm.

This meeting will be held at the Solidarity House and will seek to address matters relating to SBAs, CAPE, CSEC and CCSLC. Members will also be updated on recent meetings with the Ministry of Education relating to payment for work associated with SBAs as well as the ongoing issue of Health and Safety in our schools.

An urgent appeal is being made for ALL members to turn out for this very important meeting.

The good turn-out on the last occasion was what finally precipitated our first meeting with the Ministry on this issue after a wait of many years, so we cannot falter now! Support yourself by supporting your union!

Let us stand united and be fearless in this. Solidarity Forever.

Download the 2014-15 Executive Report

2014-15 Executive Report

Download the minutes for last year's AGM


TPD 2015 Presentation

Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation made by the Principal Personnel Officer (Ministry of Education) concerning the procedures for obtaining various types of leave (including pre-retierement leave).

Learn about the teacher evaluation process

"A new evaluation system for teachers was designed to replace the existing Annual Reports used throughout the public service. The new system should provide timely, accurate information about schools and teaching learning strategies..." Read more...


The Social Partnership, established in 1991, has played an integral role in supporting Barbados' economic growth and stability over the past two decades. The contribution of the trade unions to the establishment and evolution of the Social Partnership is discussed in two articles, the first of which can be downloaded from here and the second one is available here.



Download your membership application form here along with its companion payment authorisation form here.


Download the Barbados Education Act (2002) here.

Are you being paid correctly? Have a look at the civil service salary scales which may be accessed here.
...and how safe is your workplace in the context of the stipulations of the Safety and Health at Work Act (2005)? The full text of this Act is available here.

Strategies for coping with the current international recession, an interesting perspective presented here, along with another viewpoint which can be read here
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