The Alberta Teachers Association has announced an agreement, subject to ratification, has been reached for teachers in Conseil Scolaire Centre-Nord.
On Saturday, the ATA tweeted a tentative agreement was reached. This came shortly after Francophone teachers in northern and central Alberta, including staff at Red Deer’s École La Prairie, voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike.
There hasn’t been an Alberta teachers’ strike since Parkland School Division in 2007.
Earlier this week, the ATA said francophone teachers have been working for over two years without a finalized collective agreement. Greater North Central Francophone is one of only four school boards in the province that had not reached a local settlement for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years.
Éric Cloutier, president of L’Unité locale francophone No. 24, previously said teachers are only looking for an agreement that would reflect the terms and conditions reached at the 57 other school divisions in the province.