Saskatchewan teachers and government talks breakdown
Talks between the government-trustee bargaining committee and the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) have broken off.
The two sides had only been back at the table for the past three days.
Sandi Urban Hall with the bargaining committee says she went back to the table on Tuesday hoping a tentative agreement could be reached by the end of the week.
Teachers were asking for a 16.3 per cent raise over three years. That was down from the 12 per cent they had asked for over one year.
Urban Hall says the new demand shows teachers are unwilling to negotiate.
“We had looked at places where we felt there was opportunity and flexibility and we wanted to explore that further, and the discussions broke down,” said Urban Hall.
Were are still waiting on reaction from the teachers union. No word on if any further strike action will take place.
First reported on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 4:01 p.m.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Michael Aynsley.