Contract Negotiations with Teachers

Oct 31, 2023 | In the Legislature

Mr. Love: — Mr. Speaker, when it comes to teacher bargaining, this new Minister of Education doesn’t bargain on the floor. He doesn’t bargain at the table. But he does bargain on billboards, Mr. Speaker. This summer his ministry put up billboards across the province, trying to convince people that our teachers only want a bigger pay bump. The STF [Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation] itself said the ads were “misleading and ridiculous.” And now we find out that billboard campaign has cost taxpayers $145,000 and counting. To the minister: why did he think it was appropriate to spend $145,000 of public money on a misleading public campaign attacking teachers?