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Teachers could get wage increases
Contract talks start up again this summer
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It's the last week of school for students out there.

While that means camp and soccer for your kids, it also means teacher unions are rolling up their sleeves to start intense negotiations - which may actually give them pay hikes.

Education Minister Liz Sandals says wage increases aren't off the table - as long as they can find savings elsewhere. She suggests polling benefits plans would save money. Right now, each school board has its own package.

She stresses that she doesn't want taxpayers to pay more than is set aside by her ministry.

Sandals is optimistic talks will go smoothly, pointing to new rules in place in order to have "fair" collective bargaining.

Teachers' current contracts expire in August.

While Teachers' unions did not officially endorse one party over the other during the election campaign, they came out swinging against the Tories who were proposing public sector job cuts.

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It's the last week of school for students out there.

While that means camp and soccer for your kids, it also means teacher unions are rolling up their sleeves to start intense negotiations - which may actually give them pay hikes.

Education Minister Liz Sandals says wage increases aren't off the table - as long as they can find savings elsewhere. She suggests polling benefits plans would save money. Right now, each school board has its own package.

She stresses that she doesn't want taxpayers to pay more than is set aside by her ministry.

Sandals is optimistic talks will go smoothly, pointing to new rules in place in order to have "fair" collective bargaining.

Teachers' current contracts expire in August.

While Teachers' unions did not officially endorse one party over the other during the election campaign, they came out swinging against the Tories who were proposing public sector job cuts.

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