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Following the Saskatchewan Teacher's Federation's (STF's) request for a court order asking the provincial government to name representatives to the Educational Relations Board, the provincial government says they are in the process of naming people to the board.

The Educational Relations Board oversees the collective bargaining agreements at both the local and provincial level and has authority to act as an arbiter and settle disputes.

Patrick Maze, president of the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, said they want to have a productive and respectful relationship with the government.

"The decision to go to the courts was not taken lightly," said Maze. "These actions are never our first choice. This shows how deeply concerned we are with the government's delays."

Through an email, the Government of Saskatchewan responded saying they "are in the process of confirming appointments to the Educational Relations Board and expect this process to be completed shortly."

The Educational Relations Board is made up of five individuals appointed by order-in-council. Two are nominated by STF, two are nominated by the Saskatchewan School Boards Association and a chairperson who is nominated by the majority of board members.

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