Media Release

Labour Action Averted for Red Deer Catholic Schools

Media Release

Red Deer Catholic Local No 80 teachers met Wednesday evening and ratified the latest mediator’s recommendations for terms of settlement.

Over 70 per cent of the local membership attended the meeting held at the Red Deer Memorial Centre.

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) has been advised that the employer has also ratified the mediator’s recommended terms for settlement.

Red Deer Catholic was the fifty-ninth out of 61 school divisions to ratify their current term of bargaining, which extends back to September 2020.

Collective bargaining for teachers in Alberta is a two-phase process where matters of significant cost and broad impact are negotiated at a central table, followed by local negotiations between individual school divisions and ATA bargaining units on other more locally specific matters.

The ATA is the professional association of teachers in Alberta and acts as the bargaining agent for all teachers employed in public, separate and francophone school divisions. The Red Deer Catholic School Division employs approximately 700 contracted and substitute teachers in Catholic schools in Red Deer, Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail and Olds.