“If the government fails to implement meaningful changes, we will explore all avenues, including future rounds of negotiations, to ensure that students` needs are met.” Non-teaching faculty are members of the Union of Canadian Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4802. The results and working conditions are set out in a collective agreement negotiated with Sun West`s school division. Collective Agreement C.U.P.E. Local 4802 September 1, 2017 to August. 31, 2021 In a press release Thursday night, the Saskatchewan Teachers` Federation announced that its members voted with 85 per cent in favour of the new four-year agreement. The vote took place between Tuesday and Thursday. The STF wanted the subject to be part of the contract negotiations, while the government said it was exploding the framework of collective bargaining. The STF says that recovering purchasing power and the complexity of the lost classes was the biggest problem during the negotiations. 1 of last year and runs until August 31, 2023. The Ministry of Education announced that it had reached an agreement with the teachers on 22 April. REGINA — Saskatchewan teachers voted 85 per cent in favour of a new four-year collective agreement. “The acceptance of this agreement does not signal that teachers` concerns have been raised,” STF President Patrick Maze said in the statement.
Future rounds of negotiations to ensure that students` needs are met. Teachers employed in the Sun West School Division are covered by a provincial agreement and a local agreement. Schools are expected to remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is unclear whether they will reopen in time for 2020-21. Teachers voted 85% for the new four-year contract. “However, teachers recognize that the world has changed dramatically, and the implementation of the contract allows them to focus their energy on supporting their students by continuing to adapt their teaching strategies and offering quality emergency distance learning for the rest of this school year.” During the contract negotiations, the size and composition of the class stalled. Saskatchewan teachers have ratified a new contract with the provincial government. However, the president of their union says there is still work to be said about the size and composition of classes. READ MORE: Saskatchewan education funding strengthens `a good start`: Teachers` Federation A bitter contract dispute between the province`s 13,000 teachers and the Saskatchewan government is over after teachers ratify a new contract.
Patrick Maze, President of the Saskatchewan Teachers` Federation. (File photo CJME 980) “We remain firmly committed to ensuring that students have equal access to supports and resources. they need,” Maze said.