The STF wanted the issue to be part of the contract negotiations, while the government said it was not part of collective bargaining. In a press release released Thursday night, the Saskatchewan Teachers` Association announced that its members voted 85 per cent for the new four-year contract. The vote took place between Tuesday and Thursday. Schools are expected to remain closed for the remainder of the 2019/20 school year due to the COVID 19 pandemic. It is not certain that they will reopen in time for 2020-21. The Ministry of Education announced that it had reached an agreement with teachers on 22 April. The local agreement (LINC), which deals with issues relating to working conditions that are not addressed in the provincial agreement, is negotiated between the French-speaking school board and the local association of French teachers and teachers (ALEF). Covered negotiated positions include salary payment options (over 10 or 12 months), replacement teacher rates, deferred salaries, personal leave, scholarships, planning time, follow-up, development, etc. For more information on teacher benefits, visit the Saskatchewan Teachers` Federation (STF) website and the following documents: the provincial collective agreement and the CEF collective agreement. The Education Act 1995 allows for additional issues to be negotiated at the provincial and local levels, if both parties agree.
Each party has the right to refuse to negotiate an additional case. Local agreements must not contain important provisions for provincial negotiations and no agreement may include provisions for teacher selection, curriculum, curriculum or professional methods and techniques. The STF says that recovering lost purchasing power and class complexity were the main problems in the negotiations. However, the government and proxy bargaining committee did not put in place class complexes in the agreement. Collective bargaining is a problem-solving process. The board of directors and the teacher have the same goal – the best possible training for all students. There may be different perspectives on how to achieve this goal. The solution to the problem is to reach an agreement that puts children first and does good for both sides.
This agreement covers, among other things, the issue of wages, recognition of several years of experience, retirement, group insurance, sick leave, supplementary benefits and employment insurance. A copy of the agreement can be made here. ”The adoption of this agreement does not signal that teachers` concerns have been addressed,” STF President Patrick Maze said in the statement. REGINA — Saskatchewan teachers voted 85 per cent in favour of a new four-year collective agreement. ”This interim agreement compensates for our respect and esteem for teachers with the fiscal realities of the province,” Education Minister Gordon Wyant said Wednesday. For more information on the legal framework, click here. In addition, an agreement under the 2000-2002 national collective agreement established a committee to review good practice and dispute resolution. The Joint Commission on Good Practice and Dispute Resolution published a report in December 2002. In the report, the committee made a number of specific recommendations for stakeholder reflection. The union and the government reached an interim agreement on 22 April. The agreement is retroactive to September 1 last year and runs until August 31, 2023.
The new agreement will enter into force from September.