The Canadian Press

2011-05-05 | Sask Teachers Dispute

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More than two-thousand Saskatchewan teachers put down their textbooks May 5th and picked up signs to rally at the legislature. They were among some 12-thousand teachers across the province who walked away from their classrooms for the day to back demands for a contract. Union president Steven Allen said it was the first time in Saskatchewan history that all of the teachers withdrew their services. (A tentative deal was reached August 12th. The agreement was based on recommendations made in a special mediator's report released a month earlier. The report recommended an overall wage increase of 5.5 per cent over three years and more money to bump up the base pay to bring Saskatchewan teachers in line with the rest of Western Canada.)

Date: 2011-05-05
Placeline: REGINA, Saskatchewan.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << in the past we have withdrawn voluntary services but we have never withdrawn well at least in in terms of probation negotiations it's never even done it tells you that teachers right now 95% of teachers have said we need to do this and that's important to us >>