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03/22/17

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Calls 2017-18 Provincial Budget an Undervaluing of Public Education

The Government of Saskatchewan released its 2017-18 provincial budget today with significant operational funding reductions that could negatively impact front-line services and supports across the PreK-12 education system. The Saskatchewan Teachers’  Federation expressed its disappointment that government is undervaluing public education.… +Read More
03/21/17

Sask. students share their spending ideas in advance of Budget Day

Saskatchewan high school students believe debt reduction and social programs should be government priorities. That’s according to a student budget consultation conducted by CIVIX, a national charitable organization that works to engage Canadian youths in citizenship. Surveyed in the fall, 353… +Read More
03/20/17

Teachers union president addresses hundreds of concerned teachers in Regina

There is a “tremendous amount of uncertainty” among educators across the province, and Pat Maze bore witness to that during a Q&A session with Regina teachers Friday afternoon. Some 350 teachers gathered to hear the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation president during… +Read More
03/17/17

Local agreements part of successful provincial education system

In a recent column on teacher local collective bargaining, Murray Mandryk of the Regina Leader-Post alleges that teacher contracts are costing the province hundreds of millions of dollars and that school boards are being too generous to teachers due to “cozy relationships” between the two. It is important to be clear about how teacher collective bargaining works. In Saskatchewan, it is a formal process of negotiations that is governed by legislation. Teachers, government and school divisions engage in bargaining in... +Read More
03/13/17

Public supports elected school boards

REGINA–Thousands of Saskatchewan residents have provided the Saskatchewan School Boards Association with responses that will inform the organization’s submission to the panel that is currently reviewing the governance of education in the province. The SSBA encouraged Saskatchewan people to “add their voice” to the discussions happening regarding the future of the education sector based on the Government of Saskatchewan’s “trans­formational change” agenda. The SSBA’s two-point position–that school boards should remain locally elected and decisions should be made close to the... +Read More
02/21/17

Teachers among public sector employees facing salary freeze

The Saskatchewan government, in its latest step to address the $1 billion budget deficit, has the province’s 13,000 plus teachers finding themselves among the more than 64,000 public sector employees who the government is saying that salary costs will not… +Read More
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