„I think we have advanced this issue in a meaningful way and the association is fully committed to addressing the complexity of classrooms and ensuring a properly funded public education system in Saskatchewan.“ READ: Saskatchewan education funding promotes `a good start` – Teachers` Federation „The terms of our offer mean Saskatchewan teachers will have stability in the coming years and will be paid five per cent above the Western Canadian average.“ The union and the government reached the provisional agreement on 22 April. The agreement is retroactive to September 1 of last year and expires on August 31, 2023. For more information on the benefits available to teachers, visit the Saskatchewan Teachers` Federation (STF) website and the following documents: the provincial collective agreement and the CÉF collective agreement. In a press release Thursday night, the Saskatchewan Teachers` Federation announced that its members voted 85 per cent in favour of the new four-year agreement. The local agreement (LINC), which deals with issues relating to working conditions not covered by the provincial agreement, is negotiated between the Conseil scolaire francophone and the Local Association of Fransaskois Teachers and Teachers (ALEF). Among the negotiated points covered are: salary payment options (more than 10 or 12 months), replacement teacher rates, deferred salaries, personal leave, scholarships, planning time, monitoring, development, etc. For all school authorities in the province, the teachers` salary scale is negotiated between the Saskatchewan Teachers` Federation (STF), the Government of Saskatchewan, in agreement with the Saskatchewan Association of School Boards. READ: Saskatchewan government increases salary offer for teachers The contract now goes to the province`s 13,000 teachers for ratification, who are expected to vote in the next four to six weeks.