teachers

‘The math is off:’ School division CFO on province’s claim of sufficient funding

‘The math is off:’ School division CFO on province’s claim of sufficient funding

Apr 8, 2024 | 7:57am
After reading about how the province has allegedly provided sufficient educational funding since 2007, the chief financial officer for Moose Jaw’s Catholic division decided to analyze those statements to determine whether they reflected reality. On Feb. 6, NDP Opposition Leader Carla Beck stood with concerned parents and grandparents outside St. Agnes School to address concerns about […]
Striking A Chord – Saskatchewan’s Education Standoff Continues

Striking A Chord – Saskatchewan’s Education Standoff Continues

Mar 25, 2024 | 9:27am
This week will no doubt see more action taking place from the province’s teachers – a clash between educators and the government has left students, teachers, and parents in limbo. At the heart of the debate – the teachers decision to impose further sanctions affecting extracurricular activities, a move met with swift condemnation from the […]
Teachers Strike Continuing

Teachers Strike Continuing

Mar 25, 2024 | 4:36am
With no resolution on the horizon for the labour dispute between the provincial government, and the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation will be continuing its job action. The STF announced Friday there will be a province wide ban on extra curricular activities all week, except Friday, which is a holiday. Teachers will also withdraw lunch supervision on […]
Latest round of job action leaves Education Minister disappointed

Latest round of job action leaves Education Minister disappointed

Mar 23, 2024 | 11:52am
Following the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation’s announcement that they have withdrawn extracurricular activities from Monday through Thursday and noon-hour supervision in six teachers’ associations, Education Minister Jeremy Cockrill said he was disappointed by the decision. “While it was heartening to see teachers, students and parents work together to ensure some activities continued despite the STF’s sanctions, […]
New Strike Action Lloydminster and Horizon Divisions – STF

New Strike Action Lloydminster and Horizon Divisions – STF

Mar 20, 2024 | 7:53am
The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation has issued a notice, a call to action- members of the Lloydminster Teachers’ Association and Horizon Teachers’ Association will hold a one-day rotating strike Friday. By law, a 48-hour notice is required for such job action, the STF, understanding the impact on families, gave extra time. Knowing this doesn’t just impact […]
Teacher protests could overshadow budget release

Teacher protests could overshadow budget release

Mar 20, 2024 | 7:50am
The Saskatchewan Party government is set to release its 2024 budget on a day that could be overshadowed by teacher protests.  Premier Scott Moe says more dollars are to be spent on classrooms, health care and municipal revenue sharing.  Meanwhile, thousands of teachers plan to descend on the legislative building and demand the province negotiate on classroom […]
Basketball, music festival hang in balance in teacher labour dispute

Basketball, music festival hang in balance in teacher labour dispute

Mar 19, 2024 | 7:42am
The escalating labour dispute between teachers and the Sask Party Government has left a provincial basketball tournament hanging in the balance, with some students saying it’s frustrating the adults can’t play well together. The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is planning a one-day provincewide walkout Wednesday — the same day the government is to introduce its 2024 budget. Teachers […]
Teachers Announce Province Wide Strike For Single Day as Province Set to Announce Budget

Teachers Announce Province Wide Strike For Single Day as Province Set to Announce Budget

Mar 18, 2024 | 8:47am
The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation has announced a provincewide strike for Wednesday March 20th, and a withdrawal of extracurricular activities for March 21, and 22nd. This round of job action is set to affect all districts and regions of the province. President Samantha Becotte cites the government’s failure to address crucial issues, particularly regarding class size […]
Cockrill Refuses Olive Branch Extended by STF

Cockrill Refuses Olive Branch Extended by STF

Mar 15, 2024 | 10:53am
In Saskatchewan, tensions between teachers and the provincial government have escalated as contract negotiations hit another roadblock. The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) issued a notice of rotating noon-hour supervision withdrawal for March 18 and 19, following Education Minister Jeremy Cockrill’s refusal to engage in binding arbitration regarding class size and complexity issues. The STF had […]
Saskatchewan legislature members spar over impasse with teachers

Saskatchewan legislature members spar over impasse with teachers

Mar 12, 2024 | 10:41am
Debate over a labour dispute between Saskatchewan teachers and the province heated up in the legislature Monday, with the Opposition demanding the government get a deal done. The education minister, however, said it’s the teachers union that needs to return to the bargaining table.  On Monday, Saskatchewan teachers paused volunteering in extracurricular activities for the next three days as […]