Welcome to the Barbados Union of Teachers
The Barbados Union of Teachers is a trade union which was established in May 1974. On June 29, a special General Meeting ratified the BUT's new constitution, trade union registration was achieved on August 2, 1974 and Government recognized the Union as the sole bargaining agency for teachers in the Public Service on September 5, 1974.
The Union has about 2000 members and represents teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary organizations.
The union's main activities are industrial relations and professional development. The Union agitates for the rights of teachers as well as terms and conditions of service for its members. The Union is very concern about the safety and health of its members as well as the students in the various schools.
The Union is managed by an Executive Committee comprising of 14 persons, President, Vice President, General Secretary, Deputy General Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer, six executive members, the Chairman of stewards and the secretary of Stewards.
The main activities of the union are the Annual General Conference which is held in April and Teachers Week which is held in October. The highlight of Teachers' Week is the John Cumberbatch Memorial Lecture.
Additionally the Union in partnership with the National Sports Council stages the National Primary School Athletic Championships (NAPSAC) annually from February to March.
The Union also organizes an annual Christmas Function for its retired members.
Furthermore the Union also organises professional development workshops for its members.