Saskatchewan teachers get new deal thanks to arbitrator

By CKOM News Staff
September 7, 2018 - 5:52pm

An arbitration board has awarded members of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) a two-year contract.

The approximately 13,500 members will not get a raise in the first year of the agreement but will have a one per cent increase in the second year.

STF President Patrick Maze acknowledged it might be disappointing to teachers, but it comes at a time when the provincial government is calling for wage cutbacks.

According to STF, the arbitrator rejected a proposal from the provincial government to significantly cut sick leave.

Maze said the panel also declined to accept a proposal that would look at class size and compensation concerns.

The new agreement expires on August 31, 2019.

Teachers were without a deal for a little over a year.

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