SOURCE: Nova Scotia Teachers Union

Nova Scotia Teachers Union

September 07, 2016 08:51 ET

Teachers and Province Reach Tentative Agreement

HALIFAX, NS--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) - The province and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU), representing public school teachers, announced they have reached a tentative agreement for about 9,000 public school teachers in Nova Scotia.

"We are pleased that we've reached a tentative agreement," says new NSTU president Liette Doucet. "I congratulate both parties for working hard since the new year, and over the summer to reach an agreement."

The NSTU provincial executive will hear details of the tentative agreement on September 15, in advance of regional meetings with teachers around the province to be scheduled within the next two weeks.

The last tentative agreement reached was rejected by the NSTU membership on December 1, 2015. The last agreement expired on July 31, 2015.

Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until the agreement is ratified by union members. The date for the ratification vote is yet to be determined.

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. Since 1895, it has worked to improve the quality of public education for children and youth in Nova Scotia, while promoting and advancing the teaching profession.

Contact Information

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    Angela Murray
    PR coordinator
    902- 479-4708
    902-497-0194 (cell)
    amurray@nstu.ca
    @NSTeachersUnion