“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 provincial agreement is between the Saskatchewan Seachers Federation (STF) and the provincial government and the Saskatchewan School Boards` Association (SSBA), which represents Sun West and other local school departments. Click here to view the Saskatchewan Provincial Agreement. 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. The teachers` office is empty on September 5, 2014, in front of an empty classroom at Mcgee Secondary School in Vancouver. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press) Patrick Maze, President of the Saskatchewan Teachers` Federation. (File photo CJME 980) Schools in the province were closed indefinitely as of March 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Our withdrawal of these issues from this round of negotiations does not indicate a solution or a diminishing of the importance of these issues,” Maze said. “Systematic changes take time and are often incremental. I think we have made a lot of progress on this issue and the federation is fully committed to addressing the complexity of the classroom and ensuring a properly funded public education system in Saskatchewan. The Government of Saskatchewan and the union representing the province`s teachers have reached a preliminary agreement on a new four-year contract. .