Saskatchewan’s 13-thousand 5-hundred teachers can breathe a little easier, as an arbitrator awarded them a two-year contract that will expire August 31st, 2019.
While the province’s teachers won’t be getting a raise this year, their salaries will increase by 1 per cent at the end of next summer.
They have been without a contract since August 31st 2017 and binding arbitration started earlier this year after talks reportedly broke down over wages.
The province was looking to reduce compensation to teachers, by at least 3-point-5 percent, while the teachers were looking for a one-percent pay increase, along with clearer definitions of their duties and titles.
Premier Scott Moe said last week that his government will fully fund the new contract with the teachers, once the arbitration process wrapped up.