Teachers Announce Rotating Withdrawal of Noon-Hour Supervision

February 27, 2024
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Today, teachers are giving notice of a one-day withdrawal of noon-hour supervision that will take place on Friday, March 1 at locations throughout the province. By law, 48 hours’ notice is required for job action; however, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is providing extra time to allow families to make arrangements.

Withdrawal of noon-hour supervision means STF members will not be available to supervise students who are eating lunch at school or taking part in noon-hour activities. Although teachers, including principals and vice principals, often provide lunch break supervision, it is done on a voluntary basis. Student supervision is the responsibility of the school division and supervisors are not required to be teachers. Withdrawal of noon-hour supervision will involve members of the following local associations:

  • Association des enseignantes et enseignants fransaskois – All schools in Conseil des écoles fransaskoises
  • Good Spirit Teachers’ Association – All schools in Good Spirit School Division
  • Holy Family Teachers’ Association – All schools in Holy Family Catholic School Division
  • Horizon Teachers’ Association – All schools in Horizon School Division
  • Prince Albert and Area Teachers’ Association – All schools in Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division and Prince Albert Catholic School Division

Teachers understand that withdrawal of noon-hour supervision is an inconvenience to many families. Parents and caregivers concerned about the impact of job action should contact their MLAs and elected school board trustees and ask them to encourage the government’s bargaining committee to return to the table with a new mandate. Individuals can visit www.tellthemtuesday.com to show support for education and teachers.

Contact information

Lynn Redl-Huntington, BA | Manager, Communications