Teachers in Saskatchewan conclude their voting today on possible job action. The main issue is pay. The government has offered 5.5% over three years.
Teachers feel this will put them further behind. Saskatchewan teachers used to be ahead of their colleagues in Manitoba, but have since fallen behind. The teachers are asking for 12% over one year to regain their parity with Manitoba.
The Saskatchewan economy is doing very well. The government is predicting the highest growth rate in all of Canada (http://www.gov.sk.ca/news?newsId=93a18d55-f8d2-44a3-b0e2-f19218d58425).