The local agreement is between the Sun West Teachers` Association (SWTA) and the Sun-West School Division. Non-educational and school employees are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4802. Benefits and working conditions are described in a collective agreement negotiated with the Southwest School Division. Collective Agreement C.U.P.E. Local 4802 Sept. 1, 2017-August 31, 2021 Teachers employed in the Sun West School Division are subject to provincial agreement and local agreement. The union and the government reached an interim agreement on 22 April. The agreement is retroactive to September 1 last year and runs until August 31, 2023. In a press release released Thursday night, the Saskatchewan Teachers` Association announced that its members voted 85 per cent for the new four-year contract. The vote took place between Tuesday and Thursday. The Southwest School Division negotiated employment contracts with a number of workers` groups. Links to copies of the agreements and related information follow below. The provincial agreement is between the Saskatchewan Teachers` Federation (STF) and the provincial government and the Saskatchewan School Boards` Association (SSBA), which represents Sun West and other local school departments.
Click here to see the Saskatchewan Teachers` Provincial Agreement. „The adoption of this agreement does not signal that teachers` concerns have been addressed,“ STF President Patrick Maze said in the statement. The STF stated that it would address the issue of class complexity through a new provincial size and composition committee. The government had previously set up a committee to discuss the idea, but the STF refused to participate. Please read below a video for information on the interpretation of the local agreement:Sun West Teachers Local Bargaining Agreement Video Saskatchewan s teachers have ratified a new contract with the provincial government. „If the government fails to implement significant changes, we will explore all avenues, including future rounds of negotiations, to ensure that students` needs are met.“ Patrick Maze, President of the Saskatchewan Teachers` Association. (980 CJME file photo) Schools are expected to remain closed for the remainder of the 2019/20 school year due to the COVID 19 pandemic. It is not certain that they will reopen in time for 2020-21. For questions, teachers can contact Sun West Human Resources or SWTA (Sun West Teachers` Association). „However, teachers recognize that the world has changed dramatically, and contract execution allows them to focus their energy on supporting their students by continuing to adapt their teaching strategies and providing quality distance learning in an emergency for the rest of this school year.“ However, the agreement does not address one of the main problems the union encountered during the negotiations: the composition and complexity of the classroom.