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School Board Chair pens open letter to government

A local school board has written an open letter to the Minister of Education and government bargaining team regarding the ongoing teacher contract dispute.
Chair Rebecca Huscroft calls the confrontations between the squabbling sides “unacceptable” saying real bargaining takes place behind closed doors not in the media.
She says the board feels strongly it has to tell the government to bargain fairly with teachers with the true intent to get a deal done.
She notes this is not the first time SD 8 has made a stand -citing the rejection of the CUPE increase savings plan last year.
She says a mediated settlement needs to be found as soon as possible.
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