How teachers benefit by being members of UNATU

Negotiation: UNATU negotiates on behalf of her members/teachers for salary enhancement, better conditions of service and other labor related rights and obligations for teachers.

Representation: UNATU represents her members on a number of National and International fora to ensure that the teachers’ interests are protected.

Individual Cases: All subscribing members of UNATU benefit from its one-on –one services where the Union handles ‘personal cases’ relating to one’s conditions of service at no cost. For example deletions from payroll, half pay, nonpayment, unfair transfers & dismissals, harassment at the workplace among others.

Processing of Gratuity payments: UNATU assists members about to retire and the bereaved families of members in processing retirement benefits, death gratuity and other benefits at no extra cost

Legal advice and assistance: Members of UNATU receive free legal advice and assistance on matters directly related to their employment and conditions of service

Members’ economic empowerment: UNATU started a SACCO for its members to be able to access affordable financial services.

Teacher development- (Professionalism): UNATU supports teachers to cope with the contemporary issues in education and to improve on their classroom delivery. This is done through In service-training, and membership education in areas such as rights and obligations, government policies, access and reinstatement on the payroll processes, preparation for retirement among others. UNATU also links to members to scholarship opportunities

Gender and women empowerment: Women members in the union are also exposed to key legal instruments, international and national legislations and other issues concerning their rights and risks pertaining to them. They also benefit from our mentorship programmes in leadership and entrepreneurship.

Personal claims: UNATU helps members in processing compensation in case of an accident while on official work.

Leadership positions: All active members of the Union have an opportunity to be elected in various positions of leadership within the union and other affiliate organizations.

Note:  While all teachers can benefit from UNATU’s negotiations for better welfare, other benefits are closed and only apply to paid up/ subscribing members

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