Saskatchewan Teachers to Hold Sanctions Vote

January 30, 2020
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Following last week’s failed conciliation, the recommendation of the Teachers’ Bargaining Committee to hold a sanctions vote has been endorsed by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation’s Executive.

“Our members have been clear: class complexity and salary are the two most important issues,” said Patrick Maze, President of the STF. “Taking a sanctions vote is not a decision taken lightly; however, after nine months of bargaining, government has been unwilling to negotiate class complexity or move from its original salary offer. We remain committed to ensuring these concerns are addressed. Students and teachers deserve better.”

The vote will be held February 10 and 11. Results are expected in late February. A vote in favour of sanctions provides the Teachers’ Bargaining Committee the authority to determine when, how and what sanctions may be implemented.