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Manitoba School Division Collective Agreements

  • 2021年4月11日
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“Many public sector collective agreements have already been concluded and will be reached under future economic conditions,” a provincial spokesman said in an email Thursday. The Louis Riel School Division is the first of Manitoba`s 38 school divisions to conclude collective bargaining. The Pembina Trails school division had to delay negotiations because of the pandemic. In addition, from 30 June, the Personal Professional Development Fund, which is in place to promote teacher professional growth and financial assistance, will be managed by the teachers` association and not by the department. The premium retroactively increases wages between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020 – an increase of 1.6% last year and a 1.4% increase for the current school year. The collective agreement between the Winnipeg School Division and the WTA regulates the terms of employment in the division. It is a matter of sketching out the obligations and rights and privileges of workers and employers. The school department considered this “all new country,” the decision said, and that “the proposed new article would fundamentally change the educational offer and was totally unacceptable.” The school department`s annual contribution must be four times the maximum salary for Class 7 teachers – $104,791 in 2018. All unused credits may be deferred until the end of the year to the following year. Faced with this, the union has requested formulations in the new collective agreement that sets the working time of teachers. The agreement is a legally binding employment contract concluded through collective bargaining with the employer and the union. Nicholas Frew is an online journalist for CBC News. Frew is originally from Newfoundland and moved to Halifax to go to journalism school.

Prior to joining the CBC, Frew was interned at the Winnipeg Free Press. Any idea of a story? “We will continue to insist that all employers and public sector unions conduct constructive collective bargaining and that they have no intention of enacting the bill at this stage.” “The Board of Directors will not issue an arbitration award on this matter, but it expects the parties to have a serious discussion ahead of future collective bargaining,” he said. “I think it`s a good decision for Manitobans, frankly, but definitely for Manitoba teachers,” Bedford said. “One of the strengths for Manitoba teachers is that we attract highly trained, highly skilled and motivated people who teach in Manitoba`s public schools. The collective agreement between the LRSD and its teachers expired on June 30, 2018. Early negotiations didn`t go anywhere, so both sides had to go through arbitration – a process that lasts several months, Bedford said. Fixed-term contracts can only be used to replace teachers on leave, teachers who terminate their employment during the school year “due to unforeseen circumstances” or “to supplement teaching resources for less than three months,” the new agreement states.