WTA Maternity, Parental, and Adoptive Leave Seminar

Posted on January 30, 2023

The WTA will be hosting a Maternity, Parental, and Adoptive Leave seminar for our members on March 7th, 2023 at 4:30 PM in the Arnett Auditorium of McMaster House, 191 Harcourt Street. Dinner will be provided and an MTS staff…

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SHARP Survey

Posted on January 24, 2023

The Workplace Safety and Health Committee continues to gather information on the efficacy of the SHARP reporting system. If you, or a colleague you know of, has reported an incident to the SHARP line, or through Employee Connect or via a…

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Posted on January 17, 2023

An election will be held to fill the following WTA Executive positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and 9 Members at Large NOMINATION DEADLINES: deadline for candidates to inform the Chief Returning Officer of an intention to run is 4:00 PM,…

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Call for WTA Delegates to the MTS Annual General Meeting

Posted on January 5, 2023

The MTS AGM is May 25-27, 2023. The WTA is looking for delegates to attend the meetings. If interested, please complete this form: https://www.cognitoforms.com/WinnipegTeachersAssociation/DelegateDrawForMTSAGM2023Form. The delegate draw will be held at the February Council meeting.

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Teacher of Tomorrow Scholarship

Posted on January 3, 2023

This annual scholarship is available for a WTA member’s dependent child currently enrolled in an education certification program.  Criteria for the scholarship and application form can be found here.

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WTA Constitution Reform

Posted on December 13, 2022

The Winnipeg Teachers’ Association is updating its constitution and bylaws this winter. Please check out the new document and give the WTA Executive feedback

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Workplace Safety & Health

Posted on November 30, 2022

Looking for more information on Workplace Safety and Health? Check out the MTS webpage on available resources and information here: https://www.mbteach.org/mtscms/2020/07/17/workplace-safety-health/

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WTA Benefits change – January 1st, 2023

Posted on November 14, 2022

WTA is moving from Manulife Extended Health Care and Canada Life Dental Care to the Manitoba Public School Employees (MPSE) Benefit Plans with Blue Cross effective January 1st, 2023. Here is a link to the new plans document for MPSE…

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WTA Trustee Survey Responses

Posted on October 19, 2022

The WTA Political Action Committee created a survey of questions for the School Trustee election and sent out the survey to all candidates. Below are the responses from the candidates that responded in each ward.

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WTA encourages members to engage in the municipal elections

Posted on September 14, 2022

The WTA suggests questions to members to ask local Trustee candidates. It is acknowledged that poverty has a serious impact on student learning outcomes. As a Trustee, what are some ways you feel the Division can work to support students…

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WTA Council Reps for 2022/2023

Posted on June 29, 2022

Please use the following link to complete the form for your locations Council representatives for 2022/2023: https://www.cognitoforms.com/WinnipegTeachersAssociation/WTACouncilRepresentativesAlternateReportSeptember2022

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SHARP Survey

Posted on April 20, 2022

This survey seeks to understand the efficacy of the Winnipeg School Divisions Safety & Health Alert & Response Phone Line (SHARP Line). Any information will be contained and not used/shared beyond the WTA’s Executive Council and the Workplace Safety and…

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2022-2023 WTA Executive acclaimed

Posted on March 3, 2022

The following members of The Winnipeg Teachers’ Association have been acclaimed for positions on the 2022-2023 WTA Executive as indicated below:President                  Gregg Walker, WTA OfficeVice-President        Kristen Fallis, WTA OfficeTreasurer                  Sam Zurzolo, ElmwoodSecretary                  Kristy Frohwerk, Lord NelsonExecutive Members at LargeWinston…

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WTA Council Meetings 2021-2022

Posted on September 20, 2021

WTA Council Meetings will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice.   Kits will be emailed a few days prior to the meeting. Head reps from last year received a link to register names and email addresses for representatives and…

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Retroactive Salary Information

Posted on June 3, 2021

Updated June 24, 2021 WSD Payroll department has clarified that: The retroactive pay will be deposited before the end of July on a separate deposit from the usual cheques. The retroactive pay will include back pay for Sept 2018-August 2021…

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WTA Collective Agreement Ratification and Pending Lay Offs Information

Posted on May 27, 2021

The following information was shared with WTA Council on May 27, 2021 and emailed to members who have signed up to receive email communications from the association.   The role of the WTA is to negotiate a fair and reasonable collective…

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Message to Members: New Collective Agreement

Posted on May 21, 2021

Dear WTA Members: Your Negotiations team has been working hard all year with the goal of achieving a new collective agreement. On the morning of May 20, the WTA and WSD reached an Agreement-in-Committee for a new collective agreement. Due…

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Message to Members: WTA Collective Agreement

Posted on May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021 Dear WTA Member, Your local has been working hard to reach a new agreement but the Winnipeg School Division is refusing. Instead, WSD has opted to proceed with the previously established dates for arbitration, starting July 22,…

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Spring Staffing Dates

Posted on April 13, 2021

Dates (subject to change) for the Spring staffing process are as follows: Bulletin #1 in schools and posted for permanent employees on Employee Connect on Friday, April 30, closing May 4. Bulletin #2 in schools and posted for permanent employees…

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WTA Personal email contact information collection

Posted on March 23, 2021

The WTA is collecting members personal email contact information. Click here to submit your personal contact information to the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association. The WTA will never sell your information to outside organizations.  Your information will remain solely for the use…

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Message from the President: Ed Review and Education Reform

Posted on March 16, 2021

By now you will have heard the news about the release of the K-12 Education Review and Bill 64.  These items amount to seismic change to the public education system in Manitoba and there are several items of concern. We…

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WTA 2021-2022 Executive Election Results

Posted on March 2, 2021

At 4:00 pm on March 1, at the deadline for nominations, we received a full slate of candidates for the 2021 Executive election.  All positions were filled without any roles contested. Therefore, the following members have been elected (all acclaimed) as…

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Decreased premiums for the Manulife extended health care plan

Posted on February 17, 2021

The Winnipeg Teachers’ Association decreased premiums for the Manulife extended health care plan by 5%. Effective March 1, 2021, premiums will be as follows: 2020 2021 Class A Single $61.14 $58.08 Family $127.12 $120.76 Class B Single $76.42 $72.60 Family…

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Reduced premiums and enhanced services in the Manulife extended health care plan

Posted on February 16, 2021

The Winnipeg Teachers’ Association decreased premiums for the Manulife extended health care plan by 5%. Effective March 1, 2021, premiums will be as follows: 2020 2021 Class A Single $61.14 $58.08 Family $127.12 $120.76 Class B Single $76.42 $72.60 Family…

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Teacher of Tomorrow Scholarship

Posted on January 27, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the Teacher of Tomorrow Scholarship. Click here for details and to access the application form.

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Accepting Nominations for the Distinguished Service Award (DSA)

Posted on January 25, 2021

The WTA is now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Service Award (DSA). Click below for information on the nomination process and requirements. Distinguished Service Award Below is Council Policy regarding the DSA: Distinguished Service Award I. The awards shall be…

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Important Information Links for Teachers re: Covid-19

Posted on December 3, 2020

The following are links for members to access the most up to date information on schools and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Manitoba Health Winnipeg School Division Manitoba Teachers’ Society Manitoba Government            

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Group Benefits Information for WTA Members

Posted on November 23, 2020

As a beginning teacher, I had no idea what benefits were, let alone how to access them.  I hope I can share some insights for our newer members and perhaps some reminders for our veteran colleagues When we signed contracts…

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New Member Info

Posted on September 9, 2020

Are you a beginning teacher?  Is there a beginning teacher in your school? The Manitoba Teachers’ Society provides kits for new teachers each year.  This year it’s a virtual kit! Click here for information for new members.

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Get started with your digital Manulife benefits 

Posted on August 20, 2020

Manulife is shifting to a fully digital claims experience. The best part about it? You get your money back faster with online claims and direct deposit. Once your claim is checked, you’ll get an email with the details. To get…

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Pay Direct Drug cards for WTA retirees in Manulife

Posted on June 29, 2020

In September 2020, members of the retiree class of the Manulife extended health care plan received Pay Direct Drug Cards for use effective September 1, 2020.  Drug cards allow members to have their claims adjudicated at the pharmacy, without having…

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WTA Executive Elections Results

Posted on May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020 2020/2021 WTA EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS  NOMINATING AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE REPORT  ELECTION RESULTS   The following members of The Winnipeg Teachers’ Association have been elected as the 2020-2021 WTA Executive:   President               Michelle Wolfe, WTA Office (acclaimed) Vice-President     …

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Extension of Dental Benefits for Retiring WTA members

Posted on May 8, 2020

WTA is Extending the Dental Plan for members retiring effective June 30, 2020 Ordinarily, members retiring effective June 30 have access to dental plan coverage until August 31.  As Dental services and treatment have been largely unavailable during the pandemic…

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TRAF Services Online

Posted on April 23, 2020

View one of TRAF’s many digital presentations available to you through your Online Services account. These presentations contain all of the same information you would receive at a live seminar or webinar. Many are also divided into chapters, so you…

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20/21 Funding Announcement

Posted on January 31, 2020

Click here to read the Society’s information on the January 30, 2020 funding announcement for the 2020/2021 school year. Some divisions will receive a slight increase, while others (including WSD) will see a reduction from last year’s funding level. Divisions…

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Bill 28 and Bill 2

Posted on November 4, 2019

Please click here for some important information about Bill 28, Bill 2 and what these mean for teachers.

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Sick Time Balance

Posted on September 18, 2019

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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Duty Free Meal Period

Posted on August 29, 2019

Each year, the WTA office receives many questions about the duty-free meal period. Click the link below for a copy of the memo that was sent to all schools including the recommended wording for the secret ballot should your school require…

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Travel information for members with Manulife group benefits

Posted on March 22, 2019

If you are traveling outside of Canada on Spring break, it is a good idea to take note of the helpful tips in this Manulife brochure on emergency travel assistance. CS1087E_TravelBulletin

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Reporting Workplace Violence

Posted on January 23, 2019

January/February Edition of the MTS Balance Magazine has a must read for us all.   “One of the best ways to avoid problems is to report incidents”   Click here.  The article starts on page 4.  

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Check your pay stub!

Posted on September 19, 2018

Do you know if you are being paid correctly?  Do you know how to check? look at your most recent pay stub on Employee Connect Look at the Gross Pay box Multiply that number by 24 pay periods Compare that…

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Information for Retiring Teachers who wish to apply for the Substitute List

Posted on March 6, 2018

Here are some things you need to know: If you are still working and wish to be considered for the sub list upon retirement, you can indicate that in the letter you send to the Division when you give notice…

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New addition to the FAQ. Which lost preps need to be returned and which do not?

Posted on March 2, 2018

Click here to view some of the scenarios where a prep would or would not need to be returned.  If you scenario is missing from this list, call the WTA office for assistance.    

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Violence and Harassment Prevention

Posted on October 27, 2017

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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MTS MyProfile

Posted on September 21, 2017

Did you know that there is a member’s only section on the MTS website? mbteach.org is full of information for teachers in Manitoba including updates to political issues facing members, PD opportunities, and more!  Many SAGE groups have online registration through MyProfile,…

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Delegate Draw for AGM

Posted on February 2, 2017

The MTS AGM will take place May 25, 26 and 27, 2017.  The WTA is holding a draw for 30 members to join our delegation.  Application forms are available from Council Representatives or fill out this online form.  For more information,…

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Substitute Teachers General Meeting

Posted on February 2, 2017

February 9, 2017 4:30-6:30 P.M. Location:   McMaster House Auditorium, 191 Harcourt Street  The purpose of the meeting is to: provide information about the WTA, collect feedback regarding AESOP, and respond to questions. At the outset of the meeting a hot…

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Posted on January 20, 2017

The Winnipeg Teachers’ Association Distinguished Service Award and the Honourary Distinguished Service Award, recognize major involvement and contributions by members and non-members to the Winnipeg Teachers’ Association. WTA members may apply to the Distinguished Service Award Committee to nominate individuals…

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Your Manulife Drug Plan:  What’s Covered, What Isn’t

Posted on December 21, 2016

Some of the most common questions heard in the WTA office are about drug plan coverage. Why was my claim denied? What drugs are covered and what aren’t? What does Part Three mean? Why didn’t the Bombers just go for…

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