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And so it begins.

May 2, 2011

Saskatchewan teachers will take job action on Thursday.

They are taking a “study day.”

What happens Friday?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. belle permalink
    May 3, 2011 7:07 am

    Friday is a regular school day.

  2. r.e. permalink
    May 4, 2011 7:32 pm

    There are a few things I will be watching for.
    1. do they get their regular salary or strike pay
    2. do they study from 9-3:30
    3. do they take their studying home?

    One of the great ironies, and I’m on the fence about this actually, is that my child’s teacher sent out quite a lengthy email today to all parents with work they should be doing tomorrow so they stay on task.

    Should be an interesting day.

  3. Michele permalink*
    May 4, 2011 9:41 pm

    Same thing here. The children have work to do that they would have done tomorrow at school. I am not making them do any of it.

    I assume that the teachers will be docked a day’s pay for not working tomorrow.

  4. saurkraut permalink
    May 5, 2011 10:01 pm

    Hi r.e., in answer to your questions:

    1. Teachers will not be paid for the day. Nor do they have “strike pay” or a “strike fund”, per se. The STF has a contingency fund that may be used in situations like this. After a new contract is negotiated, THEN the STF executive will decided if any money at all from the contingency fund will be given to striking teachers to cover lost pay. They will have to see if it is one day, or many, and how much money is actually in the contingency fund.

    2. Yes, the study sessions were scheduled for the full day. The one in Saskatoon I can specifically speak to; it was 9 – 3.

    3. No the study sessions could not be done at home. All teachers were required to sign in at the study day location.

    For anyone wondering about Friday, all teachers are back to work. Two days notice must be given for any job action of any kind. If there was going to be any job action on Friday, it would have been announced on Wednesday.

    Hope that helps 🙂

  5. Scott Down permalink
    May 6, 2011 4:54 am

    They don’t have this problem in Quebec; they just elect all the students to Parliament.

  6. r.e. permalink
    May 6, 2011 5:32 am

    Sask rant.

    my third point was a bit tongue in cheek. Since we have heard over and over that teachers work more than just 9-3 and are taking work home every night.

  7. Michele permalink*
    May 6, 2011 7:43 am

    A comment in the StarPhoenix today made me laugh.

    The media and teachers are extolling just how big the rallies were in Regina and Saskatoon. However, the teachers were required to attend the rallies and had to sign in to document their attendance.

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