Monday, June 16, 2014
SASKATOON – Saskatchewan teachers have rejected a proposed tentative Provincial Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2013-17 that was reached with the Government of Saskatchewan and school board trustees in May 2014. The provincewide vote held on June 5, 2014 resulted in 63 per cent of teachers deciding against the agreement. A total of 13,236 ballots were returned to the auditing firm that tabulated the vote on behalf of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation.
Friday, May 2, 2014
SASKATOON – Opting for continuity in a time of significant change for the teaching profession in Saskatchewan, those attending the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Annual Meeting of Council re-elected incumbent Colin Keess for a third term as president.
Keess, a longtime educator who taught most recently in Estevan, characterized the election results as having been a cautious vote by councillors.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The recently announced Education Sector Strategic Plan will be just one of several education-related initiatives that will be discussed in detail at this year’s Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Annual Meeting of Council, April 30 to May 3 at the Radisson Hotel.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
SASKATOON – Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation launched a new teacher regulation website, www.skteacherregulation.ca, today. The website contains information on the reporting of concerns and complaints regarding teacher conduct or competence at all levels of the public education system. It also includes public notice of upcoming Federation discipline hearings and disclosure of hearing outcomes including any penalties ordered or recommended.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Today’s provincial budget promoted the theme of steady economic growth and shared prosperity. The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is concerned that this approach may not meet the growing needs of the education sector.
“Teachers welcome the increased operational funding for PreK-12 education in the 2014-15 provincial budget,” said Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Colin Keess. “Our concern remains that this modest increase may not keep pace with the rapid change occurring in schools today and the new initiatives proposed in the education sector plan.