CNEH is made up of the thirteen (13) Teachers’ Federations which represent teachers in Haiti. The Teachers’ Union believes that it is the right time for the Haitian Government to place at the top of its agenda for the reconstruction of the country the provision of free quality public education. Education is accepted as the foundation on which a democratic, peaceful, just and equitable society is built and it is the engine for the building of sustained economic and social development, says the St. Kitts Teachers Union.
The Teachers’ Union says it is calling on CARICOM to ensure that the provision of free quality public education is high on the agenda in the reconstruction efforts of Haiti.
The Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) is the umbrella organization for the twenty-four (24) teachers’ unions in the Caribbean. Together, they have a total membership of 70,000 teachers. The CUT has a special relationship with Education International which represents over 30 million teachers from 400 member organizations in 170 countries around the world.
The CUT believes that CARICOM should not “drop the ball” in insisting that the Government of Haiti provide free access to quality public education in Haiti.