Macky delivering his speech during STU’s Chinese New Year gathering at its building.

KUCHING: The Sarawak Teacher’s Union (STU) hopes to have 30,000 members by 2022.

Its president Macky Joseph therefore called upon more teachers to join the union so that they can enjoy special members’ benefit from its various merchant partners.

“STU’s involvement in the country’s education system plays a crucial role in sustaining, and at the same time, improving the quality of life of fellow Sarawakians.

“At such, in creating a better future, we must ensure that our union remains globally relevant and competitive and that no one else is left behind, especially in education,” he said during the union’s Chinese New Year gathering at its complex on Saturday.

He added that this year will also mark STU’s 55th anniversary on March 29.

“As a small union that started with only 600 members, it has emerged as the biggest union in the state and also one of the most respected unions in the country,” he said.

He said STU now has four buildings — named Wisma STU — with two in Kuching and one each in in Sibu and Miri to serve the members better.

In the meantime, he said the union’s Kuching division annual general meeting (AGM) will be held soon and will see a number of activities and events in line.

Macky delivering his speech during STU’s Chinese New Year gathering at its building.