Monday, July 21, 2014

LOOK AT THEM APPLES - TEACHERS HAVE TENTATIVE AGRREMENT.

Whoosh! 

It looks like the province's 6,000 teachers will have a signed contract in the near future.

Anyone who questioned Provincial Finance Minister Charlene Johnson's promise of a commitment, last month, to a productive and successful collective bargaining process  might want to give her some credit.

I first caught wind of a possible deal on Twitter  yesterday afternoon and this morning learned that the rumors were true. The NLTA says the vote will take place on Sept 25th.

No details have been released on the sticky issues like substitute time,  wage increases or pension changes.  The government responded to concerns expressed by Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils about the negotiations saying that it was not looking to change family leave or assigning substitutes.

A vote on the collective agreement is scheduled for Sept. 25.

Teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Public School System have been working without a contract for more than a year and a half two years .  The contract between the NLTA and the provincial government expired in August of 2012.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Collective Agreement expired in Aug 2012.

Peter L. Whittle said...

Thanks :)