Strategic objectives/thematic areas
UNATU’s work is guided by 5-year Strategic Plans. So far, the Union has successfully two Strategic Plans (2008-2012 and 2013-2017). In December 2017, UNATU officially adopted a new Strategic Plan for the period 2017-2022. For the next five years UNATU’s interventions will be guided by the following major strategic objectives under three thematic service areas:
-Building a Cohesive, credible and strong union
-Enhancing the right to and quality of education at all levels
-Enhancing socio economic development of Teachers
UNATU’s strategies-We do our work through;
UNATU develops responses to various social development issues that affect the achievement of quality Education For All (EFA) such as HIV/AIDS, Gender in education, education reforms, education in conflict and hard to reach areas, public/private relationships and the social security of teachers. Such programmes are done in coalition with other civil society organisations for a stronger bargaining force.
- Collective bargaining
The core business of UNATU is to bargain for improved living and working conditions of teachers including remuneration and salary.
Through our research initiatives, we are able to obtain data for evidence based advocacy as a way of engaging government to influence the negative aspects of education policies and for developing interventions that address the felt/identified membership needs.
We train our membership with intentions of conveying knowledge, skills and competencies relating to our strategic interventions as well as collecting data and documenting cases for evidence based advocacy.
- Lobbying & Policy engagement
UNATU rigorously lobbies with the various relevant authorities to minimize the negative aspects of the various policies that affect education and teachers.
- Multi-stakeholder partnerships
These strategic partnerships and alliances have helped to build the capacity of the Union to achieve her intended goals.