Overnight Events and Compensatory Days

Posted on October 20, 2017

Q. How many hours can I accumulate toward my 50 hours for 1 Compensatory Day if I attend an overnight activity with students? A. The maximum number of hours that you can accumulate overnight is 8 hours (for a school night)…

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Part-Time Teachers: Staff Meetings and PD

Posted on October 19, 2017

Q. I am a Part-Time Teacher, do I need to attend staff meetings? A.  Part-Time teachers are required to attend meetings that are held adjacent to their normal work hours. For example, if you work only in the afternoons, and…

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Voluntary Transfer

Posted on October 18, 2017

Q. I would like to transfer from my current job assignment.  What should I do? A.  To request a voluntary transfer, you must write a confidential letter to the Division indicating your desire to transfer.  This letter must be provided…

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Duty Free Meal Period & The Vote

Posted on October 16, 2017

Duty Free Meal Period & The Vote The Collective agreement states that: 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.…

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Leave of Absence Requests

Posted on October 16, 2017

There are many types of Leaves for teachers.  For Short Term Leaves, teachers must fill out the Short Leave of Absence Form (SLOA) and submit to the division for approval.  Leaves may or may not be approved, and may be…

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On the Job Injury

Posted on October 16, 2017

If a teacher suffers an on-the-job injury, the Division will pay their salary while they are absent from work up to the end of their accumulated sick time.  The time a teacher is away from work as a result of…

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Retirement & Resignation Deadlines

Posted on October 16, 2017

What are the deadlines for retirement or resignation? To resign or retire at the end of December in any school year, you must provide the Division with notice by October 31 of that year.   To resign or retire at…

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EI & CPP Contibutions

Posted on October 16, 2017

In 2017, you will pay $1.63 per $100 of insurable earnings, up to the maximum insurable amount of $51800  (up from $50800 in 2016) in Employment Insurance premiums.  The Winnipeg School Division pays 1.4 times your contribution. The maximum pensionable earnings under…

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Bereavement Leave and Attending Funerals

Posted on October 13, 2017

Q. There has been a death in my family. How many days leave can I access? A.  In the event of the death of a spouse, common-law partner, child, stepchild, parent, step-parent, brother or sister and any other relative who…

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Religious Holy Leave

Posted on October 11, 2017

Members may access up to three (3) Religious Holy Leave Days at no deduction of salary each school year.  All requests are made by submitting the required form to the school Principal and then must be approved by the Superintendent.…

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Length of Instructional Day

Posted on October 11, 2017

The instructional day is 5.5 hours not including the duty-free meal period.  Opening exercises and student breaks (recess) are part of the instructional day.   Supervision before school As we are required to report to school 15 minutes prior to…

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Personal Leave Days

Posted on October 11, 2017

Q. Tell me more about Personal Leave Days. A.Each full time teacher is allowed two (2) Personal Leave Days per school year. Part-time teachers days are prorated to their contract time. You can carry over one (1) unused day to…

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Called to Court

Posted on October 11, 2017

Q. I have been called to appear in court as a witness/jury duty? Can I be away from work and will I still get paid? A. The Collective Agreement states that if teachers are summoned for jury duty or subpoenaed…

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Extra Curricular Activities

Posted on September 29, 2017

WSD Policy states that a member may receive 1 day of compensatory time for 50 hours of Extra Curricular Activity.  The hours must be tracked by the member and submitted to the Principal for approval.   Note: The Collective Agreement…

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I Have Upgraded My Qualifications, What Do I Do?

Posted on September 22, 2017

It is the responsibility of the teacher to inform the division of changes in classification.  After receiving confirmation from Education Certification, members must submit paperwork to the Division to upgrade their classification.  The effective date of the new rate of…

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Medical Certificates/Sick Notes

Posted on September 21, 2017

Q. I have been sick.  Do I need to provide a sick note? A.  A sick note can be requested by the Division for any sick absence, however a medical certificate is required after 3 days absence due to illness.…

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Preparation Time

Posted on September 21, 2017

Q. How much Prep Time should I have in my timetable? A.  Elementary Teachers are to receive a minimum of 180 minutes of preparation time per cycle.  Secondary Teachers are to receive a minimum of 240 minutes of preparation time…

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What time do I need to be at work?

Posted on September 19, 2017

Q.  What time do I need to be at school in the morning? A.  Teachers are required to report to school 15 minutes prior to the start of the instructional day.  For example, if the instructional day begins at 9:00…

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Travelling Between Locations

Posted on September 18, 2017

Q. I have to travel between locations for my job.  Are there allowances for my time and milage? A.  If a member is required to use their own vehicle, they will be paid an allowance according the the Division’s scale…

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Family Medical Leave

Posted on September 15, 2017

Q. Can I take time to attend to the illness/injury of a family member? A.  Members can use up to four days of their accumulated sick time to attend to family medical and/or emergency situations.  The Division may ask for evidence…

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Payday Info

Posted on September 15, 2017

Q. Why is my pay less in September than in the summer? A. TRAF contributions are deducted from September through June based on the number of pensionable days paid in each month.  TRAF contributions will fluctuate month-to-month from September to…

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WTA and MTS Fees

Posted on September 14, 2017

WTA Fee The WTA fee for the 2017-2018 school year is $65.  Half the fee will be deducted on the 1st September cheque and half on the 2nd September cheque. MTS Fee The MTS fee is set yearly at the…

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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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