Ns Teachers Collective Agreement


The financial terms of this proposed agreement are no different from the province`s recent contract with Crown`s lawyers. The four-year contract also included a 7 per cent pay increase over the life of the contract. NSTU President Paul Wozney did not speak publicly about the details of the agreement, but made a statement to Global News. “This is a 25% increase in preparation time for our members,” Wozney said. “Teachers have not seen an increase in marking and preparation time in the last 50 years, which will help reduce persistent teaching time requirements.” The agreement also provides for an increase in the time given to teachers for identification and preparation. As of 1 August 2021, teachers have at least 12.5 per cent of the teaching time for marking and preparing on average for the school year. In a nationwide electronic vote on Wednesday, the NSTU said 73 percent of teachers voted 94.2 percent for the interim agreement. “Out of respect for collective bargaining, the NSTU will not publicly vote on the interim agreement until after a ratification vote.” This eventually led to a one-day teacher strike, when thousands of people descended on La Province House to protest, while the government imposed a contract by law. The Nova Scotia Teachers` Union has reached a preliminary agreement with the provincial government on a new contract for its members, the organization confirmed on Monday. The contract gives teachers a 7 per cent pay increase over four years, with an increase of 1.5 per cent on 1 August 2019, An increase of 0.5 per cent at July 31, 2020, an increase of 1.5 per cent on 1 August 2020, an increase of 0.5 per cent on 31 July 2021, an increase of 1.5 per cent on 1 August 2021 and an increase of 1.5 per cent on 1 August 2022. The Nova Scotia Teachers` Union (NSTU) announced Wednesday evening that 9,300 teachers in public schools approved a preliminary agreement between members and the provincial government on October 23, which would give teachers a pay increase. The agreement on which teachers must vote does not contain questions about the retirement plan.

The government and the union agreed to address this issue outside the collective agreement through the establishment of a three-member expert panel. Differences of opinion on the state of schools and the reopening during the COVID 19 pandemic also made headlines. “Our members voted overwhelmingly in favour of this agreement,” NSTU President Paul Wozney said in a press release. Read more: Nova Scotia`s Premier Rejects Teachers` Accusations that Schools Are Unsafe The hard work of the negotiating team and the result of the vote suggest that this is a fair and reasonable contract for teachers in the province`s public schools. The interim agreement was reached last Friday after a two-day round of negotiations. A total of 26 days of negotiations were put to the provisional agreement. Teachers have been out of contract since July 31, 2019. The proposed agreement also provides for an increase in professional development credits for each of the regional training centres and the Provincial Acadian School Board, the Province`s Francophone School Board. The province`s Ministry of Labour confirmed the preliminary agreement in a statement from Labour Minister Mark Furey. The proposed contract Nova Scotia teachers are invited to vote on next month will include a seven per cent pay increase over four years.

“The union will share your members. Out of respect for the negotiations, we currently have no further comment,” Furey said. . According to the union, the contract expires on July 31, 2023. Read also: Nova Scotia`s union leaders are pleased to see Prime Minister Stephen McNeil, Michael Gorman is a journalist in Nova Scotia, whose coverage areas include the provincial home, rural communities and health care. Contact him with story ideas on michael.gorman@cbc.ca The NSTU says it will publish the date of a ratification vote within the week.

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