July 5, 2004
Talks involving teachers, school board trustees and the Alberta government that appeared headed for a 10-year collective bargaining deal have collapsed.
A government-appointed mediator walked away from negotiations on the weekend, the Alberta Teachers' Association said Monday.
"The (Alberta School Boards Association) is the problem," association president Frank Bruseker said in a news release.
"They refuse to move off their proposal of 10 years of frozen collective agreements and have shown no serious interest in resolving some of the major stumbling blocks through mediation."
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