Thursday, May 21, 2020
In a vote held May 19 to 21, Saskatchewan teachers voted 85 percent in support of a new four-year Agreement. For teachers, regaining lost purchasing power and alleviating challenges of class complexity were the two most important issues to address in this round of bargaining. Unfortunately, the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee was unwilling to include any provisions about class complexity in the Agreement.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Our world has been turned upside down as teaching and learning, our mental and emotional health, and economic well-being have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The vulnerabilities in our social and economic structures have been starkly revealed causing us to rethink their sustainability and to reflect on the lessons learned. The past few months have also demonstrated the kindness, resilience, adaptability and creativity of educators and families who are working together to meet the needs of students in these difficult times.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Suppose you weren’t one of the province’s 13,500 teachers, chances are you would barely even realize that, oh yes, the Teachers’ Bargaining Committee and the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee actually thrashed out a four-year agreement.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
While somewhat unexpected, the changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic provided a window for provincial collective bargaining talks to resume. The result was a fairly quick settlement between the Teachers' Bargaining Committee and the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee and a four-year deal, which teachers will vote on later this month.