Nb Teachers Collective Agreement 2017
The agreement includes annual salary increases of one per cent, but additional assistance in the form of 250 school teachers to help classroom teachers and work with students is a highlight for the NBTF, which has long raised the challenge of classroom composition. “250 teachers will be B contract teachers in schools to help make the classroom,” said Guy Arseneault. “This has been a big topic in our schools in recent years.” As part of the agreement, there will be a research initiative that will increase class hours for some students from kindergarten to grade 2. The new collective agreement will apply to nearly 8,000 teachers, including teachers, assistant principals and principals. The collective agreement expired on February 29, 2016. Teachers across New Brunswick have ratified a five-year agreement that will number 250 teachers in classrooms facing challenges related to the range of intellectual and physical abilities found in schools today. READ MORE: The New Brunswick government, a teacher, reaches an interim agreement “Providing additional teachers, especially for direct intervention services for students, is a strong first step, says a joint statement, and reflects the commitment to make resources available to meet the increasingly complex demands of an inclusive school system.” The provincial government and the New Brunswick Federation of Teachers have ratified a five-year contract that hires 250 teachers in the province. Marc Arseneault and Guy Arseneau, co-chairs of the federation, said the agreement addressed key issues related to the composition of the classroom. The research project is a joint initiative of the Teachers` Association and the State Government and is evaluated by independent experts. A joint initiative by both parties is also being considered as part of the agreement, which calls for 17 schools to participate in a research project. New teachers will be hired to support classroom teachers and work with students, especially in classrooms with what is described in a press release as a “composition challenge.” “Where teachers can go, it`s the schools that decide,” Gallant said. “This will allow us to have the children who need more support, the support they need.” Premier Brian Gallant and NBTF co-chairs Guy Arseneault and Marc Arseneau made the announcement Friday afternoon in Fredericton.