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Media Advisory: Availability With STF President Tomorrow

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Media are invited to join a virtual media availability tomorrow morning with Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Samantha Becotte. Becotte will provide an update on negotiations between teachers and the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee. After two days of difficult negotiations, the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee has presented its final offer.

Teachers to Resume Negotiations for New Collective Agreement

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The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation will resume bargaining for a new provincial collective agreement. The decision is a result of ongoing discussions with government that have addressed teachers’ concerns regarding the accountability of funding to address class size and complexity.
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Teachers Begin Work-to-Rule After Government Crushes Optimism for Return to Bargaining

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Saskatchewan teachers are profoundly disappointed that the government’s intransigence has once again prolonged negotiations for a new provincial collective bargaining agreement. Beginning Monday, April 8, teachers across the province will begin work-to-rule. Work-to-rule requires the withdrawal of all voluntary services, including noon-hour supervision and extracurricular activities. Teachers will restrict their services to the hours of the workday.
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STF Cautiously Optimistic About New Government MOU

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The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is encouraged by the latest discussions with the Minister of Education regarding a memorandum of understanding to address issues raised in bargaining regarding classroom supports for class size and complexity.
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Teachers Announce Withdrawal of Extracurricular Activities, Noon-Hour Supervision

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The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is providing the required 48-hours’ notice ahead of a provincewide withdrawal of extracurricular activities from Monday, March 25 until Thursday, March 28. There will also be rotating withdrawal of noon-hour supervision on Monday, March 25 by six local teachers’ associations.
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Statement From Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Samantha Becotte

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Extracurricular activities are incredibly important to both students and their teachers. Throughout this process we have provided government with multiple off-ramps to end sanctions and ensure that activities and events such as Hoopla, the Regina Optimist Band Festival, the Skills Canada Saskatchewan Provincial Competition, and many, many more could take place as originally planned. We are deeply disappointed that government simply refuses to meet teachers halfway.

Today’s Budget Means Saskatchewan Will Fall Even Further Behind in Education Operating Funding

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The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation’s preliminary analysis of the province’s education funding announcement suggests per-student funding is poised to drop even further in the national ranking, potentially landing in 10th place among all provinces.
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One-Day Strike for Lloydminster, Horizon Teachers March 22

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The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is giving notice of a one-day rotating strike by members of the Lloydminster Teachers’ Association and Horizon Teachers’ Association on Friday, March 22. By law, 48-hours’ notice is required for job action; however, the STF is providing extra time to allow families to make arrangements.
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Teachers Announce Provincewide Strike, Two-Day Withdrawal of Extracurricular Activities

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The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is providing 48-hours’ notice of a one-day provincewide strike on Wednesday, March 20, and a two-day withdrawal of extracurricular activities on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22. By law, 48-hours’ notice is required for job action.
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