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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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In Saskatoon today, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Executive Director Randy Schmaltz made the following statement:

On behalf of the over 13,000 members of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, I would like to thank Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre for today’s ratification of our nominees to the Educational Relations Board through Order in Council.

This clears the way for a resumption of bargaining for our members.

I would like to thank the Minister for her intervention which led directly to the resolution of this important matter.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
News Release

Talks on a new collective agreement for the province’s 13,000 teachers have been suspended. 

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Patrick Maze said this decision was made reluctantly. It was deemed to be necessary, given the Government of Saskatchewan’s continuing delays in appointing new members to the province’s Educational Relations Board.

“We have had no direct contact with the Ministry since filing a court application to force the appointment of members to the Board, so we simply have no idea what their plans are,” Maze said.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
News Release

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is asking the courts for an order compelling the Government of Saskatchewan to do its job by naming representatives to an important labour relations board.

“We want to have a productive and respectful relationship with government,” said Patrick Maze, President of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation. “The decision to go to the courts was not taken lightly and these actions are never our first choice. This shows how deeply concerned we are with the government’s delays.”

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Monday, October 2, 2017
News Release

To celebrate World Teachers’ Day on Thursday, October 5, teachers across the province will be distributing apples to the public. It’s a new twist on the time-honoured tradition – the notion of an apple for the teacher.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
News Release

Saskatchewan’s newest MLA Vicki Mowat says education funding is on the political agenda for voters in Saskatoon Fairview.

“I’ve heard so many stories…particularly people are concerned with the fact that they’re paying more education taxes and at the same time we have millions of dollars being cut from education,” said Mowat on a visit to the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Thursday.

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