13 Nov teachers and province reach tentative agreement
The province and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU), representing public school teachers, announced today, Nov. 12, they have reached a tentative agreement.
“We’re pleased a tentative agreement has been reached with the NSTU,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “I encourage other bargaining units to come to the table to continue collective bargaining.”
“Reaching a tentative agreement with the NSTU is good news for public education,” said Karen Casey, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Regional meetings with teachers around the province are scheduled for Nov. 17 and 18.
“We have reached a tentative agreement with the province,” said NSTU president Shelley Morse. “Our provincial executive met today and voted to present the deal to our public school members. Our members will be presented with the details of the tentative agreement during regional meetings next week.”
The last agreement with teachers expired on July 31.
Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until the agreement is ratified by union members. A ratification vote is scheduled for Dec. 1.
There are about 9,000 public school teachers in Nova Scotia.
The Nova Scotia Teachers Union represents more than 10,000 public school teachers, Community College faculty and professional support staff in Nova Scotia, and teachers who work for the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.