The NSTU is the sole bargaining agent for all teachers employed in the public schools of Nova Scotia. The NSTU negotiates regional agreements with school boards and the Teachers' Provincial Agreement with the Minister of Education. The NSTU is also the bargaining agent for teachers with the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA).

Negotiations Submission Forms - Public School

Provincial (Public School)

The Teachers' Collective Bargaining Act states that the Union shall be the exclusive bargaining agent for the teachers with the employer. The Teachers' Provincial Agreement is negotiated on behalf of teachers with the Minister of Education of the Province of Nova Scotia.

Article 61 Service Award/Death Benefit - Memorandum of Agreement dated January 17, 2003 (which forms part of The Teachers' Provincial Agreement)


Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority

The following is excerpted from the APSEA website:

The Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) is an interprovincial cooperative agency established in 1975 by joint agreement among the Ministers of Education of New Brunswick, Newfoundland,  Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

The agreement provided for the creation of the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority and authorized it to provide educational services, programs, and opportunities for persons from birth to 21 years of age with low incidence sensory impairments.  This includes children and youth who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired and who are residents of Atlantic Canada.

The Board (of Directors of APSEA) voluntarily recognizes the Union (Nova Scotia Teachers Union) as the exclusive bargaining agent for and on behalf of all teachers employed by the Board, provided the majority of the teachers are members of the Union and further provided however that such voluntary recognition shall not in any event constitute or be deemed to constitute a voluntary recognition pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 19 of the Statutes of Nova Scotia 1972, the Trade Union Act.


The following is the Collective Agreement between the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union effective until July 31, 2025:
  • APSEA Collective Agreement (2025) • English

Regional Agreements

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Salary Scales

Salary scales have been excerpted from the Teachers' Provincial Agreement. While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, no guarantee is made that the posted information is error-free. If in doubt, please consult the official copy.

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