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Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:08

Sask. Teachers' Federation ratify agreement with gov't

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The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation announced today that teachers have ratified the proposed tentative provincial collective bargaining agreement for 2010-2013.


The ratification vote held provincewide on September 20, 2011 resulted in 66 per cent of teachers voting to
accept the agreement.

12, 637 ballots were returned to the auditing firm that conducted the vote on behalf of the
Federation.


“On behalf of the Teachers’ Bargaining Committee, I want to thank teachers for their engagement and commitment during this long and challenging process,” said Gwen Dueck, chief spokesperson for the Teachers’ Bargaining Committee. “Throughout this process, teachers continued to express their strong commitment to students, the publicly funded education system and to each other. We celebrate teachers’ professional conduct and support for their colleagues.”


The new agreement includes salary increases based on the recommendations in the special mediator’s report. Teachers will also receive retroactive pay to September 1, 2010.


Both parties will meet next week to sign the agreement. Details of the agreement will be made
available next week. Prior to the ratification of the agreement, Saskatchewan teachers had been without a contract
since August 2010.

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