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MTS Backs UMFA

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society is supporting strike action by the University of Manitoba Faculty Association. The association could go on strike as early as Monday. At a special meeting of the MTS Provincial... Read More...

Code Red, Schools Stay Open

Effective Thursday, November 12, the province of Manitoba will move to the critical level (red) on the Pandemic Response System. There will be no change to schools in the K-12 education system. All schools i... Read More...

Teacher Exemptions

Public Health has confirmed that asymptomatic teachers, with a household member who is symptomatic, are exempt from self-isolation orders, as long as the teacher wears a medical mask. This exemption, which a... Read More...

Workload Issues Unaddressed

Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced that three non-instructional days taken from teachers at the beginning of the school year will be re-added to the 2020-21 school calendar. “We have been calli... Read More...

Safety Urged for Students, Staff

A group of educators has written an open letter to Premier Brian Pallister calling on the government to implement measures to ensure schools are safe for staff and students. “We write to you today, in so... Read More...

Government Must Act Now

Teacher Workload Unsustainable The Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS) is renewing their call on the provincial government to use the $85.4 million in federal education funding to hire more staff, increase acce... Read More...

FAQ Provincial Bargaining

What is single-tier provincial bargaining? Currently, each of the 38 bargaining units negotiate separate collective agreements. Single-tier provincial bargaining means that all teachers, except those in... Read More...

Teachers Will Bargain Provincially

The provincial government today introduced legislation that will replace the current system of local bargaining, for public school teachers, with a provincial model for all new collective agreements. Bil... Read More...