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Saskatchewan teachers to pull volunteer services indefinitely in labour dispute

REGINA — Saskatchewan teachers say they will be indefinitely withdrawing volunteer services after getting nowhere with the province on a draft memorandum of understanding in their ongoing labour dispute.

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Samantha Becotte says, starting Monday, teachers won’t be available for students outside regular school hours and won’t volunteer for lunchtime supervision.

She says they will also stop volunteering for all extracurricular activities and graduation planning. 

She says the union asked for an amendment in the draft memorandum stating the government would honour its commitments, and the province refused. 

The government and teachers have been at an impasse for months over a new contract.

The teachers want classroom sizes and other supports in the collective agreement, but the province says those items can be addressed outside the contract. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 5, 2024.

The Canadian Press

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