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Marturia.net » STF Information session thoughts

So let's take a look at each of the three stated goals of the STF in this round of negotiations: Fair At the end of the three years of the contract, Saskatchewan teachers will have seen an average increase that doesn't match cost ...
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Focus on education

However, as one teacher so eloquently noted at the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) political town hall forum recently, there needs to be a greater focus on the people in the buildings. It speaks directly to the ...
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Pension Dog of the Day | Fair Pensions For All

Pension Dog of the Day | Fair Pensions For All | Saskatchewan Teachers | Scoop.it
They created the Saskatchewan Teachers' Retirement Plan. All new teachers were enrolled in the new plan. This is a new DB pension underwritten by the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF). ...
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LTA: Update on Saskatchewan Teacher Bargaining

LTA: Update on Saskatchewan Teacher Bargaining | Saskatchewan Teachers | Scoop.it

Yesterday, representatives from the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) and the Government‐Trustee Bargaining Committee (GTBC) met with Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan to receive the report ...

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B.C. teachers vote 90 per cent in favour of strike

B.C. teachers vote 90 per cent in favour of strike | Saskatchewan Teachers | Scoop.it
About 90 per cent of B.C. public school teachers has voted in favour of job action starting on the first day of school.
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Matt Damon defends teachers against a [expletive] cameraman!

Footage from the 2011 SOS March. Matt Damon spoke. Matt Damon did interviews. Matt Damon defended teachers against a [expletive] cameraman!
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McQuaig: Pomp, pageantry and unions - thestar.com

McQuaig: Pomp, pageantry and unions - thestar.com | Saskatchewan Teachers | Scoop.it
Contrary to the dominant conservative narrative, most Canadians would like to be union members.
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Saskatchewan finishes with $95 million surplus in latest fiscal year | News Talk 650 CKOM

Saskatchewan finishes with $95 million surplus in latest fiscal year | News Talk 650 CKOM | Saskatchewan Teachers | Scoop.it
The 2010-2011 fiscal year was a positive one for Saskatchwan as the province came out with a $95 million surplus.
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Education spending claims fail to add up

Education Minister Donna Harpauer wrote to The StarPhoenix on May 27 suggesting that Saskatchewan's educational policies are going in the right direction.
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We need to see the true value of teachers

We need to see the true value of teachers | Saskatchewan Teachers | Scoop.it
What's a teacher worth? Nothing, and the world. As a society, we can't seem to make up our minds.
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NDP Caucus urges Wall government to make a fair offer to teachers

“The mediator is now writing a report to the Labour Minister by June 30 but this could all be resolved well before then if the government would just offer teachers a fair wage,” Lingenfelter said.
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MPs who either lost or didn’t run line up for ‘golden parachute’ from Ottawa

MPs who either lost or didn’t run line up for ‘golden parachute’ from Ottawa | Saskatchewan Teachers | Scoop.it
Read 'MPs who either lost or didn’t run line up for ‘golden parachute’ from Ottawa' from our blog Canada Politics on Yahoo! News.
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Candidates share views on education at forum

Candidates share views on education at forum | Saskatchewan Teachers | Scoop.it
We were certainly very hurt because the public is very important to us,” Saskatchewan Teacher's Federation (STF) President Steven Allen said in an interview following the forum at the Travelodge Hotel.
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UPDATE ON SASKATCHEWAN TEACHER BARGAINING ...

The following joint statement was issued by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation and the Government Trustee Bargaining Committee. Representatives from the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) and the ...
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UPDATE ON SASKATCHEWAN TEACHER BARGAINING - Government of Saskatchewan

Update on Saskatchewan Teacher Bargaining Yesterday, representatives from the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) and the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee (GTBC) met with Labour Relations and Workplace Safety ...

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CTV Regina - Teachers' deal, floods will cut into budget surplus - CTV News

CTV Regina - Teachers' deal, floods will cut into budget surplus - CTV News | Saskatchewan Teachers | Scoop.it
CTV News - Regina - Breaking News from Regina and surrounding areas.
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B.C. teachers vote 90% for strike mandate - British Columbia - CBC News

B.C. teachers vote 90% for strike mandate - British Columbia - CBC News | Saskatchewan Teachers | Scoop.it
B.C. teachers have voted overwhelmingly to give their union a strike mandate, meaning the union could take job action when classes resume in September if contract negotiations are not settled.
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Teacher Quality Reform

Article written in response to, "Teacher Quality Reform: Why are Canadian Teacher Unions so Resistant?" by Paul W. Bennett.
The differences in the way we fund and operate Canadian schools make direct comparisons to the American system difficult, if not impossible. But, we can certainly learn from the American experience. Blaming teachers for what...
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Anger misplaced

I am disheartened to read the attacks on public service unions who have decided to take strike action after years of fruitless negotiations.
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Revisiting the Riot- the two most prominent labour issues in Saskatchean history.

For Garnet Dishaw, the issues that led to the On to Ottawa Trek - and subsequently the Regina Riot - ring just as true today as they did 76 years ago.
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The Ethics of Testing Children Solely To Evaluate Adults

The Ethics of Testing Children Solely To Evaluate Adults | Saskatchewan Teachers | Scoop.it
The development and use of standardized student testing solely as a means to evaluate teachers raises the issue of whether this practice requires more scrutiny. In short, is it ethical to test kids to evaluate adults?
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Hundreds of city teachers lost to underfunding

Hundreds of city teachers lost to underfunding | Saskatchewan Teachers | Scoop.it
After a day in which 326 Edmonton teaching positions were likely lost, school boards say they desperately need consistent funding. Both Edmonton school boards passed versions of their budgets Tuesday that include severe cuts.
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Adults Who Took Part In Extracurricular Activities In High School Earn More Money from Strombo.com

Adults Who Took Part In Extracurricular Activities In High School Earn More Money  from Strombo.com | Saskatchewan Teachers | Scoop.it
If you were in the high school chess club, or the yearbook club, or the debate club you're probably bringing home a significantly higher pay cheque than kids who were literally too cool for school.
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Teachers paying to cover tax cut on ag properties

The Wall government K-12 education funding policy is centred on its decision to reduce the education property tax on agricultural land by 80 per cent.
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