Manulife news for WTA members

Recently I attended a meeting with Manulife, our WTA office staff, Darren Hardy (our Business Agent), WSD payroll and benefits staff and a representative from the Teachers Retirement Allowance Fund. The purpose of the meeting was to outline, with Manulife,…

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WTA Executive / Council PD Opportunity

The Winnipeg Teachers’ Association is looking to develop capacity of both Executive and Council members. In an effort to do so, the WTA has put aside funds to provide the following workshops. It is hoped that this will allow members…

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Sick Time Balance

It came to our attention this week that sick time was not added appropriately at the start of the school year. We have been in communication with the WSD Payroll Department and are assured that this issue will be corrected…

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Council Meeting Dates at-a-Glance

Here are the dates for all 2019-2020 WTA Council meetings.  Please mark your calendar. All meetings will take place in the auditorium of McMaster House.  Dinner is served at 5:00 p.m. and meetings are called to order at 5:45 p.m. …

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Your Wellness Matters

Submitted by W. Blakey, Teacher Wellness Chair Recently, I learned of a past student who had died by suicide.  He wasn’t the first of my students who has died and he probably won’t be the last. My mother and father…

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Executive Elections Results

The final results of the 2019-2020 WTA Executive election (all acclaimed) are:   President                   Michelle Wolfe, WTA Office Vice-President           Dave Najduch, WTA Office Treasurer                   Gregg Walker, Kelvin Secretary                   Kristen Fallis, Sargent Park   Executive Members at Large Winston…

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Violence and Harassment Prevention

Violence and Harassment at Work.  Here is what you need to know!   What is violence as defined by Workplace Safety & Health Legislation? Violence means: The attempted or actual exercise of physical force against a person; and Any threatening statement…

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