Ulster Teachers' Union
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The Ulster Teachers' Union is a trade union based in Northern Ireland, whose membership comprises nursery, primary, and secondary school teachers and school leaders working in the state sector. It has 6,429 members. The UTU has close links with the Irish National Teachers Organisation, Educational Institute of Scotland and the National Education Union formerly the National Union of Teachers.
The union was founded in 1919 and for many years identified strongly with the United Kingdom, therefore not affiliating with the Irish Trades Union Congress. Although the affiliation with ICTU did occur in the 1980s. For many years the Ulster Teachers’ Union was the largest teaching union in Northern Ireland.
- 1919–1942: Joseph Smith
- 1942–1970: Joseph King-Carson
- 1970–1978: Brian Toms
- 1978–1997: David Allen
- 1997–2004: Ray Calvin
- 2004–2019: Avril Hall-Callaghan
- 2019–: Jacquie White
- utu.edu Ulster Teachers Union
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