Negotiating a New Provincial Collective Agreement
Saskatchewan teachers are negotiating a new provincial collective agreement. The teachers’ proposal package is the voice and lived experience of teachers. It asks the Government of Saskatchewan to address the most pressing issues in public education in a new contract.
On January 11, 2024, after nine bargaining meetings and a failed conciliation process, the STF announced the implementation of sanctions would begin January 16 should the government continue its intransigence towards bargaining on critical issues that are impacting students and raising serious concerns among teachers and parents.
The challenges teachers and students face in Saskatchewan’s classrooms are caused by the government’s chronic underfunding. Enrolment grows but per-student funding is shrinking leading to a significant lack of professional resources and supports for students, large class sizes and violence in the classroom.
If you’re a parent and are concerned about cuts to education and the impact on public education, please sign up for Tell Them Tuesday and join teachers and other parents in advocating for high-quality public schools in Saskatchewan.
The Federation has appointed the following members to the Teachers’ Bargaining Committee:
- Bobbi Taillefer, Chairperson and STF Executive Director
- Samantha Becotte, STF President
- Nathan Bromm, STF Vice-President
- Gwen Paul, STF Executive Member
- Angela Banda, STF Associate Executive Director
- Neal Boutin, STF Executive Member *alternate
Learn more about the STF bargaining team and their diverse backgrounds to guide and inform the bargaining process.