May 16, 2014 8:26 am

Contract reached between Saskatchewan teachers, province

A tentative contract has been reached between teachers in Saskatchewan and the province.

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SASKATOON – A new tentative contract has been reached between teachers in Saskatchewan and the province.

Under the deal, teachers would receive a total compensation increase of 7.3 per cent over four years along with a $700 pro-rated payment in the first year.

There will also be funding for teachers in the third and fourth year of the contact in recognition of associated fees upon the establishment of a new teacher regulatory and disciplinary body in Saskatchewan.

Both the government bargaining committee and the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation have committed to dealing with matters outside of the agreement, including student and teacher time and developing a common understanding of teacher expectations.

The teachers, who have been without a contract since Aug. 31, 2013, rejected an offer from the government last October.

The new contract, which still needs to be ratified by both parties, will expire in 2017.

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