The Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) is a legally registered and recognized union representing teachers and unemployed persons of educational institutions at all levels in the country of Belize.
Before July 1970, there were two separate teachers’ organizations known as the British Honduras Union of Teachers’ (BHUT) and the Catholic Education Association (CEA). On July 20 1970, The teachers of Belize felt the need to have one union of teachers and so the Catholic Education Association was dissolved and its members were amalgamated to the BHUT. The new body was then known as the National Teacher’ Union (NTU). In 1976, a new constitution was adopted and the name of our union was changed to its present name of Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU).