The Nova Scotia Teachers Union maintains the original concepts of its founding members -- to unify and elevate the teaching profession and to improve the quality of education offered our young people.
NSTU membership includes active, retired, associate, regular and active reserve and honourary members. There are over 10,000 active members. Members of the NSTU include Primary to 12 public school teachers, Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority teachers, and the Nova Scotia Community College faculty and professional support staff.
Between sessions of Council, the NSTU is governed by a 23-member Provincial Executive which includes a full-time president. The Executive Director and staff execute the policy and programs of the Union as directed by Council and the Provincial Executive.
In order to serve the needs of over 10,000 members, the NSTU functions with the assistance of NSTU Representatives, district Locals, Regional Representative Councils, provincial committees and professional associations that represent members with particular areas of professional interest.
This organizational structure provides two-way communication to and from members in every area of the province. The needs and concerns of members are conveyed to our education partners: the provincial Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Nova Scotia Community College, politicians, the Nova Scotia School Boards Association (NSSBA), the Association of Nova Scotia Educational Administrators (ANSEA), the Nova Scotia Federation of Home and School Associations (NSFHSA), La Fédération des parents acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse (FPANE), parents, the media, and the wider community.