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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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Current News: In Memoriam of Phil Perry

Alvin Phil Perry

The BSTU is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of its stalwarts, Alvin Phil Perry, a committed, ardent trade unionist and former head of department at the Alexandra School. After retirement, Phil remained active in the BSTU and its credit union, serving on the executive of both organisations and assuming the presidency of the latter up until May of last year. Current BSTU head, Mrs Mary Redman, paid heartfelt tribute to Mr Perry's character and contribution:

"Phil was always a gentleman, with a sharp wit and a very good sense of humour. He was a very caring, approachable person who was very well liked and always willing to give counsel. He lived and breathed trade unionism."

The Union extends its deepest sympathies to Mr. Perry's widow and children at this time. Read the message of condolence issued by the Caribbean Union of Teachers.


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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