Uganda Professional Science Teachers' Union – UPSTU

Uganda Professional Science Teachers’ Union (UPSTU)

At UPSTU, our commitment goes beyond advocating for improved working conditions; we provide a wide array of services that cater to the diverse needs of our members. Whether you’re seeking legal guidance, economic empowerment, or simply a supportive community of fellow educators, UPSTU is here to serve you. Explore the comprehensive services we provide to empower and uplift our members in their noble profession of shaping the future through education.

1AdvocacyUPSTU advocates for teachers’ rights and interests at the national and regional levels, working to influence policies that benefit educators and improve the education system in Uganda.
2Negotiation and Collective BargainingWe negotiate with the employer (government and private) to secure fair and competitive salaries and benefits for our members, ensuring they are compensated justly for their dedication and hard work.
3Economic Empowerment Through the SACCOOur Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (SACCO) offers members access to financial services, such as low-interest loans and savings accounts, empowering them to achieve their financial goals.  
4Training and Capacity BuildingUPSTU provides training programs and resources to develop the leadership and professional skills of both leaders and members, helping them excel in their careers and contribute effectively to the education sector.
5Legal Education and SupportWe educate our members about their legal rights and responsibilities, empowering them with knowledge of relevant laws and regulations affecting their profession, and offer legal assistance and representation to members in employment-related issues, ensuring their rights are protected and addressing disputes or concerns.
6Guidance and CounselingWe provide guidance and counseling services to support the mental health and well-being of our members, helping them cope with the challenges of the teaching profession.  
7Community OutreachUPSTU engages in community service projects and initiatives, encouraging members to give back to their local communities and promoting a positive image of teachers as community leaders.
8Educational ResourcesUPSTU provides members with access to a wealth of educational resources, including teaching materials, articles, videos, projects, fostering excellence in teaching.
9Conflict ResolutionOur union assists members in resolving workplace conflicts and disputes through mediation and negotiation, promoting harmonious working environments.
10Networking OpportunitiesWe facilitate networking among members, creating a supportive community of educators where they can share experiences, ideas, and best practices.
11Retirement PlanningOur union provides resources and information on retirement planning, including pension options and financial advice to help members prepare for life after teaching and we help members navigate the complexities of retirement benefits and pensions, ensuring they receive the benefits they are entitled to upon retirement.
12Job Placement and Career ServicesWe assist new teachers with job placement and offer career advancement opportunities and resources for experienced educators to grow in their profession.