Teachers and Province Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

HALIFAX, Sept. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - The Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU), representing public school teachers, announced today, September 23, that they reached a tentative contract agreement with the province.

"Our provincial executive is recommending to our members that the contract be accepted," said NSTU president Alexis Allen. Regional meetings with teachers are expected to begin Tuesday.

"I want to congratulate both parties for working hard to reach an agreement that is in the best interests of students and public education," said Education Minister Ramona Jennex.

The last provincial agreement with teachers expired on July 31, 2010.

Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until the agreement is ratified by union members.

There are about 10,000 public school teachers in Nova Scotia.

SOURCE NOVA SCOTIA TEACHERS UNION

For further information:

Mary Jane Webber, NSTU Public Relations Coordinator
Phone: 902-479-4708 Cell: 902-497-0194
mjwebber@staff.nstu.ca

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