Why Teacher Unions Are Good for Teachers and the Public

NANTU

Protects Teachers’ Rights

NANTU

Supports Teacher Professionalism

NANTU

Checks Administrative Power

WHY JOIN NANTU

BENEFITS AS A NANTU MEMBER

What is NANTU for?

To protect members / teachers at their work
To improve the conditions of their work through & much more

Do teachers need NANTU?

Yes they do because… the forming of a trade union is inevitable wherever there are two groups with different interests.

Two Groups
These two groups are: the EMPLOYER (MoE) and the TEACHERS (NANTU)

TEACHERS CAN

oppose management

propose ideas

demand decent terms of work

negotiate with the employers

AS ORGANISED TEACHERS

Are not longer powerless

Can meet the employers as equals

Can recover their dignity in exchange of their lives for a honest living

No longer feeling very weak, utterly dependent on their employer’s good will.

AN UNORGANISED TEACHER

Acting alone you cannot achieve anything

In terms of protecting yourself from the harmful acts of the employer

In securing better working conditions

In seeking the passage of laws protecting teachers and as an individual

You will find yourself utterly powerless an at the employers’ mercy

  • Job Security – Protects members from Unfair Dismissals, Retrenchment and Unfair Labour Practices.
  • Salary Increment and Fringe Benefits Negotiations.
  • Improves Conditions of Employment through Collective Bargaining.
  • Represents Members at Disciplinary Hearings.
  • Free Legal Assistance on Labour Matters.
  • Provides discussion platforms.
  • Leadership Training Workshops
  • Representation on Educational and other Public Institutions.
  • NANTU Likwafela: Savings and Loans
  • NANTU Newsletter – TEACH
  • Retirement Benefit: Normal Retirement = N$ 1,500; Early Retirement =

    N$ 1,000

  • Funeral Benefit: Member = N$ 8,500; An additional N$ 4,000 if death caused a motor vehicle accident; Spouse = N$ 8,500 (NANTU member or not)
  • Shopping Discounts: Waltons, Tiger Wheels and Tyres, Indongo Toyota (Purchasing of Toyota Vehicles and good In-Trades)