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Saskatchewan promises graduations will go ahead despite labour spat with teachers

REGINA — Saskatchewan’s education minister says the province will make sure high school graduation ceremonies go ahead should teachers take job action.

Jeremy Cockrill couldn’t provide details on the plan, but says the government is working with school boards to ensure students can walk the stage.

The Saskatchewan Party government and teachers have been at an impasse for months over a new contract, resulting rotating strikes and disrupted extracurricular activities. 

Job action this month led to Hoopla, a provincial basketball tournament, being cancelled. 

Students in Saskatoon have also seen their trip to Europe scrapped.

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation wants issues of classroom size and other supports in the collective agreement, but the government does not.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 28, 2024.

The Canadian Press

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