Teachers vote 95 per cent in favour of job sanctions

The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation has announced their membership has voted 95 per cent in favour of job sanctions, in response to the province’s refusal to bargain on a collective agreement.

The vote took place on Oct. 24-25, in which 90 per cent of their membership voted.

“I want to be very clear that an obstinate and out-of-touch government is forcing this situation down an unfortunate path,” said Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Samantha Becotte in a media release.

Becotte said the results send a very clear message, that being the teachers are united, prepared and ready to fight.

Teachers put forward 10 proposals for negotiation on critical issues like class size and complexity, violence in classrooms and items supporting Truth and Reconciliation.

Frustrated with the pace of negotiations earlier this month, the teachers filed for conciliation.

“The government wants to ignore reality, but parents and teachers are living with these problems every day. Teachers and parents must stand together and demand government finally address the crisis it has caused in public education,” said Becotte in the release.

Becotte urged people to call their MLA and let them know this isn’t acceptable.

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