Saskatchewan Teachers Federation

Saskatchewan teachers resume job action in collective bargaining as school year ends

Saskatchewan teachers resume job action in collective bargaining as school year ends

Jun 10, 2024 | 12:16pm
Saskatchewan teachers have resumed job action in a bid to push the province back into bargaining on issues of classroom sizes and student supports.  The sanctions mean teachers won’t volunteer their time for lunchroom supervision and extracurricular activities.  Also, they will arrive to school only 15 minutes before the start of the day and will leave […]
Teachers Reject Proposed Deal to End Strike

Teachers Reject Proposed Deal to End Strike

May 30, 2024 | 7:48pm
After a two day ratification vote, teachers in Saskatchewan have voted to reject the latest deal worked out with the provincial government. The STF says with 88 percent of eligible teachers voting, 55 percent voted to reject the offer. “We take our direction from the membership, and members have spoken.” STF President Samantha Becotte said […]
Teacher protests could overshadow budget release

Teacher protests could overshadow budget release

Mar 20, 2024 | 7:50am
The Saskatchewan Party government is set to release its 2024 budget on a day that could be overshadowed by teacher protests.  Premier Scott Moe says more dollars are to be spent on classrooms, health care and municipal revenue sharing.  Meanwhile, thousands of teachers plan to descend on the legislative building and demand the province negotiate on classroom […]
Moe, Cockrill accuse STF of targeting Hoopla for job action

Moe, Cockrill accuse STF of targeting Hoopla for job action

Mar 19, 2024 | 7:56am
The reaction from the Saskatchewan government was the expected one Monday on news that Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation was threatening job action that puts in jeopardy the Hoopla provincial basketball championships. Premier Scott Moe called “disappointing” the announcement from STF that they planned a one-day province-wide strike impacting Budget Day on Wednesday, and would pull extracurriculars province-wide on Thursday and Friday, […]
Premier Moe Announces Increase to Education Budget

Premier Moe Announces Increase to Education Budget

Mar 6, 2024 | 8:08pm
The Sask Party Government is laying all their cards on the table. The teacher’s strike has been dragging on for weeks, with both sides accusing the other of wrong doing. Teachers want to bargain class size and class complexity at the provincial level, with the people who pay the bills. The Sask Party Government has […]
Education Minister Lays out Case in Labour dispute with Teachers

Education Minister Lays out Case in Labour dispute with Teachers

Feb 9, 2024 | 11:39am
The government and teachers will be heading back to the bargaining table on Monday in Saskatoon. This came after the government gave new instructions to its negotiating team, but the Sask Party Government is not moving off its stance that “class size” and “class complexity” needs to be worked out at the school division level, […]
Teachers Preparing for next round of rotating strikes Wednesday

Teachers Preparing for next round of rotating strikes Wednesday

Feb 4, 2024 | 12:35pm
On Wednesday, some 4300 teachers in Saskatchewan will be off the job, impacting approximately 65,300 students. Its the latest round of rotating strikes designed to put pressure on the provincial government to negotiate over “class size” and “class complexity”. That issue is one the Sask Party Government has absolutely refused to talk about at the […]
Teachers to launch one day, rotating strikes to try and get government to negotiate

Teachers to launch one day, rotating strikes to try and get government to negotiate

Jan 29, 2024 | 1:25pm
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation is announcing its next steps in its labour dispute with the provincial government. STF President Samantha Becotte says teachers will stage one day, rotating strikes starting Thursday February 1st. That means specific districts will be targeted, not the entire province. Teachers will strike at all schools in Holy Trinity, Prairie South, […]
Teachers May Announce Next Steps in Dispute with Sask Government

Teachers May Announce Next Steps in Dispute with Sask Government

Jan 29, 2024 | 9:11am
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation may lay out its next moves in its on-going labour dispute with the provincial government. So far, teachers across the province have staged two one day strikes. The main issue is classroom size and complexity. The STF believes this needs to be bargained with the provincial government. The Sask Party government […]