05/22/2014 06:54 EDT | Updated 07/22/2014 05:59 EDT

Union for Newfoundland and Labrador teachers want conciliation board

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The union for teachers in Newfoundland and Labrador has applied for a conciliation board for stalled contract talks.

Jim Dinn, president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers Association, says key sticking points are family leave and the province wanting total control of costs related to substitute teachers.

Finance Minister Charlene Johnson says the province is not looking for major concessions.

Johnson won't give specifics, but she says the province's contract offer is a good one.

Negotiations conducted with the use of a conciliator broke off last week.