We give workers the power to negotiate for more favorable working conditions and other benefits through collective bargaining. Join today!
Joining is very simple. Visit any one of our Offices and complete the application form and pay a fee of $25. You will need to produce the following:
- One (1) form of identification
- A recent payslip
Currently members pay a monthly fee of $100 which can be paid via salary deductions or over the counter.
Benefits of Membership
As a TTUTA member you are entitled to legal representation in all matters in defense of your job. The cost of such representation is borne by the Association.
Members can obtain sound legal advice on any matter relating to terms and conditions of service. Our Industrial Relations department stands ready to provide the service.
Through Professional Development days, National Conventions, Seminars, Workshops and various courses, members are given the opportunity to improve themselves professionally. Principals to Assistant Teachers benefit from such activities. They are thus placed in a position to play a more pivotal role in the education system and in the development of the country.
Study Circle Programme
This programme is designed to educate the membership on:
- Matters pertaining to TTUTA
- Matters relating to the Teaching Service and Education System
- Professional Development
Each year, TTUTA offers scholarships for members to attend the Cipriani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies. They may either pursue studies in Labour Studies or Occupational Safety and Health. TTUTAA has designated these awards the Mc Kensley Nathasingh Scholarships.
Using your membership card you can obtain discounts from businesses that would have indicated their willingness to participate in the programme.
Members are entitled to a copy of the Association's official organ, TUTOR. Teachers are encouraged to submit articles to be published in the TUTOR.
The Association organizes Inter-district competitions such as Windball Cricket, All Fours, Netball and Football. The Association also simultaneously holds a 10K event and a 1 Lap race. During the pandemic, TTUTA hosted three (3) virtual races.
This event is held annually to honor Retirees.
Every year TTUTA organizes a fun Family Day for members and their families in the month of May. Each year a different district hosts the event. Members and their families are therefore presented with the opportunity to travel to different areas of the country and socialize with their colleagues.
October is designated Month of the Teacher. The Association plans and executes several programmes during this period. Highlights include:
- Observation of World Teachers’ Day
- District Conventions
- Annual Conference of Delegates
- The naming of the Teacher of the Year (Frank B. Seepersad Award)
The Frank B. Seepersad Teacher of the Year Award is an annual award to a TTUTA member who has contributed significantly to the Association, to education and to society.
The Urich Loutoo Award consists of bursaries awarded to three (3) students attending the University of the West Indies on a full-time basis and whose parents are members of TTUTA.
The Roustan Job Scholarship (1), started in 2022, is offered to children of TTUTA members to pursue any of the degree programmes offered at the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies (C.C.L.C.S).
Attendance at meetings
All members are free to attend meetings of the General Council, Conference of Delegates, District Staff Representatives’ meetings and Staff Representatives’ Conventions. However, only bona fide members of these bodies are allowed to vote.