Saskatchewan Teachers Federatiion

Teachers Trying to Dial Up the Heat on the Provincial Government

Teachers Trying to Dial Up the Heat on the Provincial Government

Feb 29, 2024 | 1:30pm
Teachers in Saskatchewan are escalating their job action, as they work to reach a new deal with the provincial government on a new contract. Starting Tuesday March 5th, teachers are withdrawing from all extra curricular activities in Saskatchewan for two days. That would include the organization, supervision and facilitation of activities, including athletics, non-curricular arts, […]
February Break Pauses Job Action By Teachers, But No Talks Scheduled

February Break Pauses Job Action By Teachers, But No Talks Scheduled

Feb 17, 2024 | 5:42pm
Its hard to see getting Saskatchewan’s teachers, and the provincial government on the same page. The two sides have dug deep into their positions and there is little hope of compromise. The teachers want the issues of “class size and class complexity” negotiated at the provincial level, with the provincial government because they control the […]
Teachers preparing next steps as Government walks away from bargaining table.

Teachers preparing next steps as Government walks away from bargaining table.

Feb 13, 2024 | 10:36pm
The Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation is planning to return to job action as soon as this Friday, as government negotiators walked away from the bargaining table. The STF and Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee were meeting in Saskatoon for talks that began on Monday. The two sides were supposed to meet again late Tuesday afternoon, when the government’s […]
Teachers and Government Sit Down for Talks to end labour dispute

Teachers and Government Sit Down for Talks to end labour dispute

Feb 12, 2024 | 9:08am
Negotiators for the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation will be sitting down with the provincial government’s bargaining team for the first time in weeks. Teachers have staged rotating strikes, in their attempt to get the government to come back to the bargaining table. Friday, the Sask Party Government gave new “marching orders” to the bargaining committee, although […]

STF disappointed over collective bargaining negotiations

Jul 20, 2023 | 2:32pm

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is disappointed over the government’s refusal to address class size and classroom complexity issues during negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement. Samantha Becotte, the president of the STF, said the third meeting between teachers and representatives of government and school boards took place in Regina this week and has yet […]

STF and Food Banks of Saskatchewan partner to raise money for children facing food insecurity

Jun 20, 2023 | 3:51pm

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) has partnered with Food Banks of Saskatchewan to focus on raising funds for children and their families that struggle with food insecurity. The “Food to Learn” campaign aims to raise $44,000, representing the 44,000 people Food Banks of Saskatchewan serves monthly. Michael Kincade, the executive director of Food Banks of […]

Back to School unveils concerns for Teachers’ Federation

Sep 21, 2022 | 6:12am

We may just be weeks into the new school, but the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) is already raising concerns about how the needs of students will be met. Samantha Becotte, the President of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, said there call comes after the provincial budget did not provide enough funding to support existing resources in […]

STF urging for additional protection for schools

Jan 5, 2022 | 4:22pm

The Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation (STF) were disappointed with the provincial government’s decision to not delay the return of in person learning from the Christmas holidays. The STF were hoping for a two day pause following the break to protect students and staff health. President Patrick Maze says he has heard from teachers who are concerned […]

Some SK teachers threatening to not work without a better back-to-school plan

Aug 15, 2020 | 8:17am

There is still a tremendous sense of anxiety amongst Saskatchewan’s teachers about what is going to happen when classes resume in just a couple of weeks time. Saying inadequate measures are in place, some are talking about not working because of safety issues they face with options being looked at to reinforce their stance. Saskatchewan […]

Impasse declared by Saskatchewan Teachers Federation in contract talks

Nov 14, 2019 | 10:34am

Saying they have seen no progress in key issues like class size/composition and salaries, the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation has declared an impasse in contract negotiations with the province. In a statement issued Thursday morning, STF president Patrick Maze says “Teachers have told us addressing the significant and complex challenges in classrooms is as important as […]