Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR04 - (Sask-School-Cuts)

REGINA. x-21s. Saskatchewan school boards are being told to cut wages or benefits for employees by 3.5 per cent and freeze those rates for three more years. A letter sent from deputy education minister Julie MacRae to school division board chairs says the cut has to be negotiated in compensation and can't be achieved through further reductions in staff. Shawn Davidson, president of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association, says some boards are losing more in operating grants and it's not possible to save money without affecting staff.

("...difficult position.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The cuts come as the Saskatchewan government tries to tackle a 1.3-billion dollar deficit with a plan to get it down to 685 million dollars in the year ahead. …

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