Given that there is no Council meeting in September and that the circumstances surrounding the pandemic are constantly changing, the Executive felt it was essential that we address our members more often. Accordingly, I will continue to provide a summary of Council meetings and an update in the middle of the month to allow for timely communication with members. As the Council`s representative for your school, I would like to encourage you to share with your staff all the information I send you. „It`s unreasonable and it`s not sustainable,“ he said. „Our member survey, which ended two weeks ago, and nine out of 10 Manitoba teachers reported high levels of stress this school year. Teachers have reached a stress threshold. The STJATA Fund will follow the application process for members taking courses and for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year from the 2nd. The Committee on Employment and Employment Policy was set up in 1999. The Will continue to monitor the situation and provide the necessary guidance in this regard at a later date. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns, as we wish to end the 2019-2020 school year. I wish each of you a well-deserved summer break! Schools will reopen to students on September 8, 2020, after Labor Day. Teachers and staff will return to school on September 2, 2020. The Manitoba Teachers` Society would be the bargaining agent for all teachers, while the Minister of Education would appoint the employer bargaining agent to represent the departments. I continue to wish all STJATA members a healthy return to the school year.
All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. The theory behind the provincial bargaining model is that this model, if followed as intended, ensures greater fairness in wages and working conditions in all departments. Across the province, there are currently differences in the language of collective agreements with respect to issues such as wages, preparation time, extracurricular activities and more. . . .