What is an “intention sheet”?

Posted on March 10, 2017

An intention sheet is used to help Principals plan for staffing. An intention sheet is not a binding legal document. Many members feel that if they indicate they will not be applying for other positions, and an interesting position opens up,…

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Q: How do I join the ManuLife Plan?

Posted on February 24, 2017

A: Since September, 2004, membership in the plan has been compulsory for all new hires with a permanent contract of 33% or greater unless the person could demonstrate comparable insurability. Provisions also exist for an individual to opt into the plan…

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Q: What is the Disability Benefit Plan (DBP) and how does it work?

Posted on February 24, 2017

A: The Plan (under the direction of Manitoba Teachers’ Society) is dedicated to assisting members through periods of disability in a manner that will attempt to assure, in a consultative approach, maximum rehabilitation both medically and vocationally to assist the members,…

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Q: Am I entitled to a lunch break during the school day?

Posted on February 24, 2017

A: Except in cases of emergency, or unforeseen similar circumstances, every full-time teacher shall be entitled to an uninterrupted meal period, of fifty-five (55) minutes duration, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily, unless the majority of the teachers in a…

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Q: What maternity, parenting or adoptive leave benefits am I able to access?

Posted on February 24, 2017

A: 17 Weeks Maternity Leave (Top up of EI to 90 % of salary at the time of the leave) 37 Weeks Parenting/Adoptive Leave (Top up of EI to 90% of salary at the time of leave for 10 weeks. All…

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Q: How does sick leave accumulate?

Posted on February 24, 2017

A: At the start of each school year, full-time teachers receive 20 days (pro-rated for part-time teachers). These days are added to the days remaining from the previous year to a maximum of 145 days. Your total remaining sick days are shown…

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Q: What is my salary?

Posted on February 24, 2017

A: You can find the current salary grids in the collective agreement including: Salary grid for teachers Salary grid for principals and vice-principals

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Q: How do I access religious holy leave?

Posted on February 23, 2017

A: WTA members are entitled up to 3 days of paid religious holy leave. For teachers requiring religious holy leaves prior to October 15th, ten (10) working days’ notice in writing shall be given to the Division, for teachers requiring religious…

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