The union and the government reached an interim agreement on 22 April. The agreement is retroactive to September 1 last year and runs until August 31, 2023. The Southwest School Division negotiated employment contracts with a number of workers` groups. Links to copies of the agreements and related information follow below. In a press release released Thursday night, the Saskatchewan Teachers` Association announced that its members voted 85 per cent for the new four-year contract. The vote took place between Tuesday and Thursday. For more information on the legal framework, click here. In addition, an agreement under the 2000-2002 national collective agreement established a committee to review good practice and dispute resolution. The Joint Commission on Good Practice and Dispute Resolution published a report in December 2002.
In the report, the committee made a number of specific recommendations for stakeholder reflection. Non-educational and school employees are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4802. Benefits and working conditions are described in a collective agreement negotiated with the Southwest School Division. Collective Agreement C.U.P.E. Local 4802 Sept. 1, 2017 to August 31, 2021 The Education Act, 1995 provides for two-stage negotiations with teachers. The local agreement is between the Sun West Teachers` Association (SWTA) and the Sun-West School Division. “However, teachers recognize that the world has changed dramatically, and contract execution allows them to focus their energy on supporting their students by continuing to adapt their teaching strategies and providing quality distance learning in an emergency for the rest of this school year.” “The adoption of this agreement does not signal that teachers` concerns have been addressed,” STF President Patrick Maze said in the statement.
Saskatchewan teachers have ratified a new contract with the provincial government. Collective bargaining is a problem-solving process. The board of directors and the teacher have the same goal – the best possible training for all students. There may be different perspectives on how to achieve this goal. The solution to the problem is to reach an agreement that puts children first and does good for both sides. The provincial agreement is between the Saskatchewan Teachers` Federation (STF) and the provincial government and the Saskatchewan School Boards` Association (SSBA), which represents Sun West and other local school departments. Click here to see the Saskatchewan Teachers` Provincial Agreement. Teachers employed in the Southwest School Division are subject to a provincial convention and local agreement. The Education Act 1995 allows for additional issues to be negotiated at the provincial and local levels, if both parties agree. Each party has the right to refuse to negotiate an additional case.
Local agreements must not contain important provisions for provincial negotiations and no agreement may include provisions for teacher selection, curriculum, curriculum or professional methods and techniques. Patrick Maze, President of the Saskatchewan Teachers` Association. (980 CJME file photo) The STF stated that it would address the issue of class complexity through a new provincial size and composition committee. The government had previously set up a committee to discuss the idea, but the STF refused to participate. Collective bargaining is a major responsibility of the school`s management, both under the 1995 Education Act and the Trade Union Act. “We remain committed to ensuring that students have equal access to the supports and resources they need,” Maze said. “We will continue to propose and support solutions through the new commission. Schools are expected to remain closed for the remainder of the 2019/20 school year due to the COVID 19 pandemic. It is not certain that they will reopen in time for 2020-21. Interpretation bulletin for the 2017-2019 Provincial Tariff Agreement Please read the video below for