Collective Bargaining

Saskatchewan teachers are making their voice heard. This fall, we heard from thousands of members through focus groups, town halls and the bargaining priorities survey. This was an integral part of preparing for the upcoming round of bargaining. Member concerns, experiences and perspectives inform the proposals package and will guide the bargaining team throughout negotiations.

The turnout and interest in the engagement sessions is evidence of a determined and dedicated membership – ready to work together as a collective for the betterment of the profession, their colleagues and students.

We need to continue hearing from members to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have their voice heard. Please register for an upcoming event to have your say:

Town Hall Meetings: Virtual (must login to register)

Town Hall Meetings: In Person

 

As we prepare for what is anticipated to be a challenging round of collective bargaining, member participation in these engagement events is critical. Member feedback now and throughout the process will be key to successful outcomes.

Collective bargaining is the process by which teachers and their employers address issues related to salaries, benefits and working conditions to contribute to quality public 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.

The Teachers’ Bargaining Committee and the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee signed the new Provincial Collective Bargaining Agreement on June 17, 2020. The term of the new agreement is September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2023.

The Teachers’ Bargaining Committee will head back to the bargaining table in spring 2023, and we want to hear from STF members to develop priorities for the upcoming round.