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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Sask Bulletin

It wasn’t difficult to spot the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation hierarchy following keynote presenter Annie Kidder’s speech at the Councillor Conference opening session.

By all accounts, they were the ones with the smile on their face. Without any prompting, Kidder, the widely respected executive director of the Ontario-based People for Education non-profit association, praised the merits of the Re-Imagine Education initiative undertaken by the STF and a host of outside organizations in contemplating the future of public education in Saskatchewan.

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Monday, November 18, 2019
Sask Bulletin

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is changing.

We have come a long way since 1933 and are working hard to support teachers and publicly funded public education in Saskatchewan. To reflect these changes, we have rebranded the Federation to align with the new service offerings and supports for our members.

While the current logo is recognizable given the many years it’s been in use, it’s often misunderstood. The Federation needs a new brand; one that is strong and distinct, clearly displaying who we are and what we stand for. A new brand that builds upon a solid foundation; one that celebrates successes.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
News Release

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation has declared an impasse in provincial collective bargaining. No progress has been made on the two issues of most importance to teachers: class size and composition, and salary. The third issue, that being contracts of employment for substitute teachers, was also identified by the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee as being non-negotiable.

The Teachers’ Bargaining Committee has requested that the Educational Relations Board establish a Conciliation Board to provide assistance in reaching a provincial collective bargaining agreement.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Media Advisory

Yesterday, the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee and the Teachers’ Bargaining Committee resumed negotiations. Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Patrick Maze will be available at 9:30 a.m. today to provide media with an update.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Sask Bulletin

Although it has been an oft-repeated goal of the Ministry of Education to increase First Nations and Métis graduation rates to 65 percent by 2020, the reality is that based on the most recent numbers, it is actually trending downwards.

Leaders of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation recently addressed the media in a united call for an immediate investment by the government in order to address this troubling trend.

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