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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 […]
Basketball, music festival hang in balance in teacher labour dispute

Basketball, music festival hang in balance in teacher labour dispute

Mar 19, 2024 | 7:42am
The escalating labour dispute between teachers and the Sask Party Government has left a provincial basketball tournament hanging in the balance, with some students saying it’s frustrating the adults can’t play well together. The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is planning a one-day provincewide walkout Wednesday — the same day the government is to introduce its 2024 budget. Teachers […]
Saskatchewan legislature members spar over impasse with teachers

Saskatchewan legislature members spar over impasse with teachers

Mar 12, 2024 | 10:41am
Debate over a labour dispute between Saskatchewan teachers and the province heated up in the legislature Monday, with the Opposition demanding the government get a deal done. The education minister, however, said it’s the teachers union that needs to return to the bargaining table.  On Monday, Saskatchewan teachers paused volunteering in extracurricular activities for the next three days as […]
Teachers Announce Job Action for Thursday March 14th

Teachers Announce Job Action for Thursday March 14th

Mar 11, 2024 | 10:57am
The feud between the provincial government, and teachers is continuing with no end in sight. Teachers are kicking off the week with a ban on all extra curricular activities province wide, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. That means teachers will not take part in the organization, supervision and facilitation of activities including athletics, non-curricular arts, field […]
Teachers Pushing To Have New Education Funding Enshrined in their Contract

Teachers Pushing To Have New Education Funding Enshrined in their Contract

Mar 8, 2024 | 2:21pm
On Friday the Sask Party Government announced it had reached a deal with the Saskatchewan School Boards Association on allocating the new money announced by the government earlier this week. https://www.620ckrm.com/2024/03/08/government-strikes-deal-with-school-boards-about-classroom-supports-and-mental-health-recources/ The province says the four-year agreement guarantees base funding of $356.6 million annually for classroom supports, including increased investment in youth mental health resources. […]
Province of Saskatchewan announces over $452,000 in funding for teacher-led projects

Province of Saskatchewan announces over $452,000 in funding for teacher-led projects

Mar 7, 2024 | 11:24am
The Province of Saskatchewan has announced a second round of funding to support 15 teacher-led projects, to the tune of more than 452-thousand dollars. The money is provided through the Teacher Innovation and Support Fund, which was announced in January, Locally, the Christ the Teacher Catholic School Division will receive funding for a project that […]
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 […]
Teachers to resume job action on Monday

Teachers to resume job action on Monday

Feb 23, 2024 | 11:17am
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation has announced its next steps in job action, as it continues to negotiate with the provincial government over a new contract. On Monday, there will be a province wide ban on extra-curricular activities. That means teachers will not take part in things like sports, drama, music, band, science clubs, intramurals, rehearsals, […]
February Break Pauses Job Action By Teachers, But No Talks Scheduled

February Break Pauses Job Action By Teachers, But No Talks Scheduled

Feb 17, 2024 | 5:42pm
Its hard to see getting Saskatchewan’s teachers, and the provincial government on the same page. The two sides have dug deep into their positions and there is little hope of compromise. The teachers want the issues of “class size and class complexity” negotiated at the provincial level, with the provincial government because they control the […]
Teachers preparing next steps as Government walks away from bargaining table.

Teachers preparing next steps as Government walks away from bargaining table.

Feb 13, 2024 | 10:36pm
The Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation is planning to return to job action as soon as this Friday, as government negotiators walked away from the bargaining table. The STF and Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee were meeting in Saskatoon for talks that began on Monday. The two sides were supposed to meet again late Tuesday afternoon, when the government’s […]