2017/18 WTA Committee Volunteer Form

All names submitted via this form will be provided to the Chairs of the committees, once the WTA Election has concluded, and Chairs have been decided.  Committee members are ultimately chosen by the Chairs.

Not sure what each committee does?  

Annual General Meeting – This committee is responsible for bringing forward any bylaw changes, or action resolutions, for consideration at the Annual General Meeting of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society.  The AGM, or Provincial Council, consists of representatives from each of Manitoba’s 38 local associations, and is the ultimate decision making body of the MTS.  Resolutions recommended by this committee also must pass through Executive and Council.  The committee is also responsible for the organization of our delegation, including training, accommodations, and hospitality.

Finance – The principal job of this committee is the creation of an annual budget, and recommended fee.  The committee is also responsible for granting committee over-expenditures throughout the year.

Group Benefits – This committee is charged with all major decisions impacting our Manulife Extended Health and Great West Dental Plans.

Negotiations – In the 2017/18 school year, the negotiations committee will be responsible for the creation of an opening package to begin the next round of collective bargaining in the spring of 2018.   This committee will be a significant time investment, but is also an incredible learning opportunity.  The size of this committee is restricted, but guests can be invited to participate at the discretion of the Chair.

Teacher Welfare – The WTA provides wellness grants to schools for a variety of activities.  This is the committee who is responsible for approving grants.

Workplace Safety and Health – This committee discusses issues related to Workplace Safety and Health of importance to our members.  The Chair also sits on the Central Committee of the Winnipeg School Division.

Reception – This committee is responsible for the planning and execution of social events, including, but not limited to the annual Retirement Reception.

Substitutes – This is a committee for our substitutes.  Subs are provided up to three representatives to attend Council meetings in a voting capacity.  These three are elected at the Substitute General Meeting.  The committee may also provide professional development and support for substitute teachers.

Monitoring – Members of this committee share the task of attending each meeting of the Board of Trustees, and reporting back to the WTA President.

Credentials – These folk are the greeters at our Council meetings.  They maintain the attendance of each meeting.

Elections and Nominations – This committee is responsible for the organization of the annual election of the WTA Executive.

Distinguished Service Award – This committee meets only a handful of times to process any nominations for the Distinguished Service Award.  The composition of this committee is limited.

Did you know the WTA will reimburse Dependent Care Costs for attendance at Council and Committee Meetings?  Some restrictions apply.