For the first time in its history, women are in the majority on the executive of the Saint Lucia Teachers Union (SLTU), re-elected President of the organisation, Julian Monrose, has observed.
Monrose spoke as the SLTU concluded its biennial convention in Vieux Fort last week.
The new executive of the union, elected in March, was officially installed at the end of the convention.
In addition to Monrose as President, the executive comprises: Don Howell – First Vice President, Troy Nestor – Second Vice President, Chantal Peter – General Secretary, Vern Charles– Deputy General Secretary, Treasurer – Utilda Joseph and Alice Medard – Public Relations Officer.
President Julian Monrose also observed that for the first time in over forty years, the union has a female General Secretary.
“We are very proud of that – we see the women coming into their own in the organisation, taking on the responsibility, playing their role and it is significant because the majority of the teaching profession are women,” the SLTU President told St Lucia Times.
“The teaching profession is made up of about 85 percent women,” Monrose explained.
He asserted that the SLTU applauds the women who have come forward to serve.