Current Collective Bargaining Timeline
The Teachers’ Bargaining Committee (TBC) has been negotiating for a provincial collective bargaining agreement with the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee (GTBC) since May 2017.
After several months of negotiations, the TCB filed an application for arbitration in January 2018.
The parties have agreed to not share details regarding the specific arbitration process, nor the matters under consideration by the arbitration board.
A binding decision of the arbitration board is anticipated in September 2018.
Collective Bargaining Background
Collective bargaining is the process by which teachers and their employers address issues related to salaries, benefits and working conditions to contribute to quality education in Saskatchewan. This process is set out in sections 234 to 269 of The Education Act, 1995. The Act also provides a process to be followed if there is an impasse in negotiations, including arbitration.
Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation members belong to both a provincial organization and a local teachers’ association, which work together to collectively bargain on behalf of all teachers. Section 237 of The Education Act, 1995 states which items are mandatory for negotiations at each level; however, the scope of bargaining has been expanded beyond the mandatory items listed in each section.
For more information on local bargaining agreements please visit Local Bargaining.
The Provincial Collective Bargaining Update provides members with the most up-to-date information on the provincial collective bargaining process.