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New! The BSTU Marches:

New! The BSTU President addressing the SBA issue on VOB's Brasstacks:


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

Sister Union

Umbrella Organisations

Attention! BSTU AGM on Monday, April 11th at 9:30am

The BSTU invites all members to its annual general meeting on Tuesday, April 11th of at 9:30am.

This meeting will be held at Harrison College in the School Hall.

In the wake of recent (and on-going) developments, this AGM is of particular importance as we prepare to face the stern challenges ahead.

Dear brothers and sisters, the time for unity is now.

Download the 2014-15 Executive Report

2014-15 Executive Report

Download the minutes for the 2014-15 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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