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About the UTU

As a teacher you are a member of a challenging and yet rewarding profession - you will give your best to the young people in your care and you will wish to be a member of a union which gives you similar care.

The Ulster Teachers' Union is the only union based in Northern Ireland for the teachers of Northern Ireland. Our Headquarters are in Belfast and are staffed by highly experienced officers and administration staff who work only in Northern Ireland. They are therefore completely familiar with all issues relating to education in the Province and are readily available to answer calls and provide support at meetings.

2019 marked the centenary of the formation of the UTU. 

To read about the history of the UTU, please click HERE.

Why Join the Ulster Teachers’ Union ?

It offers support and advice to members experiencing problems or difficulties.

It can influence Government and decision making bodies in local and national issues.

It campaigns to maintain and improve salaries and conditions of service

It oversees health and safety in the workplace.

It promotes equality in the workplace.

What Else ? UTU Membership Services

UTU membership also enables members to access a range of extra services including:

Cornmarket Insurance Services

Competitive car, home, motorcycle and travel insurance tailored for teachers.

Platinum Financial Services

Independent financial advice (mortgages, pensions, savings plans & investments

Membership Plus

Over 1,700 offers and discounts, there are substantial savings of up to 50% to be enjoyed at venues across the country.

Our Staff

Lynelle Fenton


Leigh McKay

Vice President

Louise Creelman


Jacquie White

General Secretary

Stephen McCord

Deputy General Secretary

Rebekka Gilpin

Field Officer

Leigh Cooper

Field Officer

Joseph Wyglendacz

Organising Officer

Heather Arrell

Financial Executive Officer

Karen Taylor

Executive Officer

Tony McCabe

Communications Officer/PA to Deputy General Secretary

Lindsay Osbourne

Operational Officer/PA to General Secretary

Meriel Segal

Database Administrative Support Officer

Denise Allely

Database Administrator

Become a member

Join Northern Ireland's only Pay As You Earn Teachers Union