VIDEO: Province Reaches Tentative Deal With Catholic Teachers
The province has reached a tentative deal with it's catholic teachers.
Education Minister Laurel Broten reveals the details include a salary freeze for two years, 10 sick days instead of 20 and eliminating banking sick days. The banking of sick days is a $1.7 billion liability for the province.
Broten says there will also be a pay cut in year two by giving teachers three unpaid professional development (P.D.) days.
There are six P.D. days each year and they are fully paid. While students are off on these days, schools offer workshops for teachers.
The province has yet to teach tentative deals with any other teacher's unions.
Broten calls this a roadmap for local school boards, which will negotiate on their own.