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Saskatchewan teachers to stop lunch supervision as part of job action over contract

REGINA — Saskatchewan teachers were expected to stop noon-hour supervision to get the government to address their demands. 

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation says instructors plan to leave during lunch and then return, as it’s a task they do on a voluntary basis. 

This is the latest job action after contract negotiations broke down and teachers went on one-day strikes.

The union says it understands families will be inconvenienced by not offering noon-hour supervision, but that it appreciates support it has received.

It says it wants the province to negotiate on smaller classroom sizes and more supports for students with high needs. 

School divisions in the province say they are allowing students to return after lunch.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 16, 2024.

The Canadian Press

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