Friday, August 31, 2012

Teacher bargaining update

Yesterday, the government tried to dampen public-sector wage expectations yesterday with their mid-year financial update. This has implications for teacher bargaining (all contracts expire today), nursing (in March) and doctors (March 2011).

CBC had an interesting interview with Frank Bruseker from Calgary today.

The province, ATA and school boards are presently attempting to strike a province-wide deal. This is the second attempt at a province-wide deal. If this fails, the ATA locals will go back to bargaining with individual school boards, which have not been going all that well--reflecting that school boards have no real ability to raise their own revenue.

-- Bob Barnetson

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