Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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By Emma Graney, Leader-Post
REGINA — Saskatchewan teachers have overwhelmingly rejected a tentative agreement reached with government, but the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation has high hopes contract negotiations won’t disintegrate like they did in 2011.
In the spring of that year, schools shut down for three days after teachers across the province walked off the job.
Teachers voted on a new collective agreement in October, with just over 12,400 ballots cast.
Seventy-three per cent voted against the proposed deal, which would have resulted in a 5.5-per-cent pay rise over four years and additional one-time payments in the first two years.
The vote count took place on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:00pm. The successful candidates are as follows.
Sister Gloria Fingas
Brother Jim Carr
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:50AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:44PM EDT
OTTAWA -- The Supreme Court of Canada says it will hear arguments on whether changes to Saskatchewan's labour laws are constitutional.
The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour asked the high court to weigh in on provincial legislation that restricts who can strike and on other changes it says make union certification difficult.
The federation argues the changes infringe on the freedom of association and freedom of expression.