Teachers Voting on Tentative Deal, Today
Teachers in the province are voting on their second tentative contract agreement, today.
The move comes after they turned down another tentative deal, last December.
The Nova Scotia Teachers Union is recommending teachers vote to accept the deal.
However, a leaked copy of the agreement shows it’s very similar to the one teachers turned down.
The new deal includes the same wage offer as the old one.
That amounts to a two-year wage freeze, followed by annual increases of 1.5 and .5 percent.
The long-service award will still be frozen for current teachers and no longer offered to new teachers.
However, the new agreement does seem to address working conditions.
Teachers have said that was a main sticking point in the first agreement.