Teachers Walk Out for one day, with protests set up across Saskatchewan

Teachers, principals and other members of the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation are staging a one day walk out to push for a better deal with the provincial government.

The two sides are far apart in talks, especially when it comes to class size and complexity. Teachers want to bargain this issues at the table, but the provincial government won’t discuss it. The province has said that is an issue to be discussed at the “school division” level, not at the provincial level.

Teachers are staging protests around the province at various points, and in some cases the offices of Sask Party MLA’s.

In Regina, teachers will be at the provincial legislature at 10am.

NDP leader Carla Beck will be with teachers who are protesting at Midtown Plaza, also at 10am.

The teachers have not said what their plans are after this one day strike. Teachers could institute a ban on overtime and extra curricular activities, and there is always the threat of a full scale walk out.

The STF made a point of trying to give as much notice to parents as possible about the one day strike. There was a “Professional Development Day” for the elementary students in the public system yesterday, so for those kids, its two missed days of classes this week.

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