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Sask. teachers disappointed by salary freeze
Published Monday, September 10, 2018 5:33PM CST
Last Updated Monday, September 10, 2018 6:42PM CST
Teachers in Saskatchewan are disappointed by a two-year salary freeze.
It was the decision of a binding arbitration panel. Teachers had been unable to reach a contract settlement at the government bargaining table. However, the union says the two-year contract is an improvement over the government’s final offer.
“There is a 3.67 per cent wage cut on from day one of face-to-face negotiations, day one of arbitration all the way through, and so right in the arbitrator’s ruling it indicates that government was requesting a 3.67 per cent wage cut,” said Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation President Patrick Maze.
Teachers will receive a one per cent raise on the final day of the two-year contract to leave them in a better position going forward.