Memorandum of Agreement Between the Winnipeg School Division and the WTA

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT

BETWEEN THE WINNIPEG SCHOOL DIVISION

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THE WINNIPEG TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
of THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY

The following sets out the basis of an Agreement made between The Winnipeg Teachers’ Association and The Winnipeg School Division in conjunction with the Collective Agreement between the two parties made as of the of 19th day of January, 2016.

1.      Hours of Work – Incumbent Laboratory Assistants

(a)     For those laboratory assistants employed by the Division as at January 1st , 1992 it has been agreed that the full time hours of work for these incumbents will continue to be thirty (30) hours per week, six (6) hours per day for as long as they remain employed on a part time basis unless the individual is granted an increase in assignment, the portion of the increase shall be determined on the basis of thirty-five (35) hours a week as equivalent to full time.

(b)     For those laboratory assistants employed as at January 1st, 1992 and who are subsequently laid off, the Division will pay a retraining allowance of $2,500, half paid on proof of enrolment in a course of retraining, half paid on successful completion. A laboratory assistant who has been laid off must apply for the retraining allowance within twelve (12) months from the effective date of lay off. Acceptance of a retraining allowance by a laboratory assistant shall be deemed to be an abandonment of recall rights under the lay off policy. Laboratory assistants can qualify for the retraining allowance only on one (1) occasion.

2.      Additional Vice-Principals

As a result of the negotiations for a new Collective Agreement, it is agreed that the Division would establish, in addition to those provided by Article 10.02(c), ten (10) vice-principal positions. These would be established on the following basis:

a)     eight positions currently in place

b)     two additional positions to be added September 1st, 2011.

Placement of these vice-principal positions would be made following consultation with the Association to address situations where the needs of the school and the community warrant additional administrative assistance.

THE WINNIPEG SCHOOL DIVISION

THE WINNIPEG TEACHERS’ASSOCIATION of THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY

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Chair

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Secretary-Treasurer

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President

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Business Agent

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT

BETWEEN THE WINNIPEG SCHOOL DIVISION

– and –

THE WINNIPEG TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
of THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY

 

The following sets out the basis on an Agreement made between The Winnipeg Teachers’ Association and The Winnipeg School Division in conjunction with the Collective Agreement between the two parties made as of the
of the 19th day of January, 2016.

A parking facilities review committee consisting of a representative of the Division, two (2) representatives of the Association, and representatives of the non-teaching Unions shall be appointed annually. This Committee shall:

(i)    Assess requests from school staffs regarding the establishment or extension of school parking lots and make recommendations to the Division related thereto;

(ii)     Review the Annual statement of income and expenditures and make recommendations to the Division related thereto, including the rental rates charged.

THE WINNIPEG SCHOOL DIVISION

THE WINNIPEG TEACHERS’ASSOCIATION of THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY

______________________________

Chair

______________________________

Secretary-Treasurer

____________________________________

President

____________________________________

Business Agent

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT

BETWEEN THE WINNIPEG SCHOOL DIVISION

– and –

THE WINNIPEG TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
of THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY

ON

MATERNITY LEAVE BENEFITS APPLICATION RULES

 

The parties agree to the following application rules, terms and conditions clarifying the Maternity Leave Supplementary Unemployment Benefits Plan per Article 20.05.

1. The maternity leave period, which is eligible for payment under this Article, is the first seventeen (17) weeks (the two (2) week waiting period and the next immediate fifteen (15) weeks).

2. Where any portion of the seventeen (17) weeks referenced in (1) above falls during the summer, Christmas Break, Spring Break, or any other period for when the teacher is not earning her salary, that portion of the maternity leave period does not qualify the teacher to receive maternity benefits pursuant to Article 20.05.

3. A specific application or registration for a Supplementary Unemployment Benefits Plan is not required. The only requirement from Human Resources Development Canada is that the comments section of the Record of Employment confirming that section 38 of the Employment Insurance Regulations are met.

4. Subject to the qualifying period, as set out in paragraph (6), where a teacher had commenced her maternity leave prior to the start of the plan and a portion of the first seventeen (17) weeks falls after the start of the plan, the teacher shall be entitled to receive the paid maternity leave benefit for the portion (if any) of the first seventeen (17) weeks of maternity leave which falls after the start of the plan.

5. Teachers must be under contract to the Division during the period when maternity leave benefits may be paid by the Division in order to be eligible to receive those payments.

6. The qualifying period of seven (7) teaching months must be seven (7) consecutive months in the employ of The Winnipeg School Division, as per the Manitoba Employment Standards Code. The full seven (7) months qualifying period must be served in order to qualify for any maternity leave payment. For greater certainty, should a teacher fail to serve the full qualifying period to the start of the maternity leave, then that teacher shall be eligible to receive maternity leave benefits only for that portion of the seventeen (17) weeks referenced in (1) above which occurs after the completion of the seven (7) month qualifying period.

7. The Division requires, from each of the teachers on maternity leave, a copy of the Statement of Finalized Employment Insurance Benefits in order to accurately calculate her entitlement. This is a document which the teacher should have received (or will receive) from Employment Insurance four (4) to six (6) weeks from the date that she applied for Employment Insurance Benefits. Should payments to teachers be required prior to receipt of the Statement, an estimate of the correct entitlement will be made with an adjustment made following receipt of the Statement.

8. The appropriate adjustments/application will be substituted to the above clauses when a teacher takes adoptive or parental leave.

Dated at Winnipeg in the Province of Manitoba, this 19th day of January, 2016.
Signed and Agreed to on behalf of:

THE WINNIPEG SCHOOL DIVISION

THE WINNIPEG TEACHERS’ASSOCIATION of THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY

 ______________________________

Chair

______________________________

Secretary-Treasurer

____________________________________

President

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Business Agent


The Winnipeg School Division

1577 Wall Street East, Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3E 2S5
Telephone:  (204) 775-0231
Fax:  (204) 772-6464
Email: pclarke@wsd1.org

 

P.E. CLARKE  M.Ed.

Chief Superintendent

January 19, 2016

Mr. Nathan Martindale, President
Winnipeg Teachers’ Association
202-2639 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB   R3J 0P7

Dear Mr. Martindale,

Re: Letter of Understanding – Substitute Assignment

The parties agree to refer the issue of substitute teacher assignment and timetable (“the assignment issue”) to the In-School Coverage Committee for further discussion. The Committee will meet to deal with concerns over the assignment issue beginning not later than February 15, 2007 and will seek to reach a resolution between the parties by June 30, 2007.

The Division will instruct principals to act reasonably and fairly in assigning or adjusting short term substitute teacher timetables. For extended substitute assignments, the Division will normally assign substitutes the same timetable as the teacher they are replacing, unless otherwise determined at the time of assignment or in unforeseen circumstances.

Pending the conclusion of the Committee’s discussions, the parties will develop contract language regarding the assignment of substitutes, which will be appended to the current collective agreement as an addendum to Article 17.03 (Substitutes).

If either party is dissatisfied with progress or results on the assignment issue in the Committee process, either party may, after June 30, 2007, direct the assignment issue to binding interest arbitration.

The arrangements in this Letter of Understanding are without prejudice to the rights of the parties in the event that interest arbitration is required to resolve the issue.

If the parties are making progress in their deliberations, and it is viewed by the parties that additional meeting(s) would be required in the Fall of 2007, the parties can mutually agree to extend the June 30 deadline.

Yours sincerely,

Pauline Clarke
Chief Superintendent

This will confirm the Association’s agreement with the understanding set forth in the above letter as of this 19th day of January, 2016.

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Business Agent

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President

The Winnipeg School Division
1577 Wall Street East, Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3E 2S5
Telephone:  (204) 775-0231
Fax:  (204) 772-6464
Email: pclarke@wsd1.org

P.E. CLARKE  M.Ed.

Chief Superintendent

January 19, 2016

Mr. Nathan Martindale, President
Winnipeg Teachers’ Association
202-2639 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB   R3J 0P7

Dear Mr. Martindale,

Re:   Letter of Understanding – Department Heads / Team Leaders

The following sets out the understanding reached between the Winnipeg School Division and the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association, regarding an Elementary School Leadership Model.

Plan:

Based on student enrolment, N-6 schools will receive specified funds for release time of teachers to provide educational leadership within their schools.

Within the context of the school organizational structure, as approved by the Superintendent of Schools, the principal may provide release time to a person or persons who will assist in the improvement of instructional programs and organization of the school.

Release time can be provided for the following areas:

Improvement of Instruction

– leadership and assistance in the determination of professional development needs with the team and the coordinating of inservice programs;

– assistance in the review of programs/curricula.

Organization

–  participation in the school structure(s) established to obtain input on planning, goal setting and school organization including the development of school policies and procedures;

–  coordination of the activities of the team;

–  assistance in the preparation and allocation of the school instructional budget.

Teacher Release Time

School Student Count Number of Teacher Release Days
0-199 8
200-299 12
300-399 16
400-499 20
500-600 24

Yours sincerely,

Pauline Clarke

Chief Superintendent

This will confirm the Association’s agreement with the understanding set forth in the above letter as of this 19th day of January, 2016

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Business Agent

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President