If you are part of a bargaining unit that has ratified its 2018-2020 collective agreement, this new contract will appear below as soon as it has been prepared, read and fully signed by all parties. If not listed below, you can check out the ratified agreements here (see local negotiations in the negotiation updates). If your bargaining unit has not entered into negotiations with your school jurisdiction, employers cannot change arbitrary pay or working conditions. The expired collective agreements will continue to be in place until a new agreement is ratified. National Collective Agreement 2013-2017 Members of the Saskatchewan Teachers` Federation belong to both a provincial organization and a local association of teachers who negotiate together on behalf of all teachers. Section 237 of the 1995 Education Act specifies the points that are mandatory for negotiations at all levels; However, the bargaining margin has been extended beyond the mandatory points indicated in the various sections. Collective bargaining is the process by which teachers and their employers address issues related to wages, benefits and working conditions in order to contribute to quality education in Saskatchewan. This process is described in sections 234 to 269 of the 1995 Education Act. Negotiations for the 2018-2020 cycle of the 61 public, separate and French-language school courts are underway.
Every day, we negotiate every aspect of our lives with our employers, colleagues, students, family members and even ourselves. In a way, haggling is a way of life.