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Teachers to walk out of class for their first strike in Saskatchewan history

<p>REGINA – For the first time in Saskatchewan history, all of the province’s teachers plan to walk away from their classrooms.</p> <p>The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation says teachers will be withdrawing their services today to back their demands for a contract.</p> <p>Teachers will be attending what the union calls study sessions and a rally at the legislature in Regina.</p> <p>Education Minister Donna Harpauer (HAR’-power) says she’s disappointed that the union has chosen to strike, but it is their right in the bargaining process.</p> <p>Harpauer says every school day is valuable for students and she would prefer to see them in the classroom.</p> <p>Teachers have been without a contract since the end of August and wages are the main issue in the dispute.</p>

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