The union and the government reached an interim agreement on 22 April. The agreement is retroactive to September 1 last year and runs until August 31, 2023. Saskatchewan teachers have ratified a new contract with the provincial government. The 1995 Education Act prohibits negotiations, both provincially and locally: the local agreement exists between the Sun West Teachers` Association (SWTA) and the Sun West School Division. Teachers employed in the Southwest School Division are subject to a provincial convention and local agreement. “The adoption of this agreement does not signal that teachers` concerns have been addressed,” STF President Patrick Maze said in the statement. The provincial agreement is between the Saskatchewan Teachers` Federation (STF) and the provincial government and the Saskatchewan School Boards` Association (SSBA), which represents Sun West and other local school departments. Click here to see the Saskatchewan Teachers` Provincial Agreement. For more information on the legal framework, click here. In addition, an agreement under the 2000-2002 national collective agreement established a committee to review good practice and dispute resolution. The Joint Commission on Good Practice and Dispute Resolution published a report in December 2002. In the report, the committee made a number of specific recommendations for stakeholder reflection. In a press release released Thursday night, the Saskatchewan Teachers` Association announced that its members voted 85 per cent for the new four-year contract.
The vote took place between Tuesday and Thursday. The Education Act 1995 allows for additional issues to be negotiated at the provincial and local levels, if both parties agree. Each party has the right to refuse to negotiate an additional case. Local agreements must not contain important provisions for provincial negotiations and no agreement may include provisions for teacher selection, curriculum, curriculum or professional methods and techniques. The Southwest School Division negotiated employment contracts with a number of workers` groups. Links to copies of the agreements and related information follow below. Collective bargaining is a problem-solving process. The board of directors and the teacher have the same goal – the best possible training for all students. There may be different perspectives on how to achieve this goal. The solution to the problem is to reach an agreement that puts children first and does good for both sides. Non-educational and school employees are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4802. Benefits and working conditions are described in a collective agreement negotiated with the Southwest School Division.
Local 4802 Sept. 1, 2017 to 31, 2021 Interpretive Bulletin for provincial collective agreement 2017-2019 Provincial Collective Agreement – Effective September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2023 The Education Act, 1995 provides for two-tier negotiations with teachers.