FREQUENTLY asked

QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY asked

QUESTIONS

  • Is extra-curricular activity mandatory?

  • If an assembly or other school event is scheduled during my preparation time, what should I do?

  • Is the division required to provide time for teachers to write report cards?

  • When our current Collective Agreement expires in June 2018, what happens?

  • Do I need to be offered a permanent contract after two years of term contracts?

  • I am a member but not a classroom teacher. Should I have preparation time built into my schedule?

  • How many sick days am I allowed to use for family medical appointments or illnesses?

  • Can a meeting or “Lunch and Learn” be scheduled during my lunch period?

  • If I am directed to cover another teacher’s class during my preparation time, what should I do?

  • Where and how can I check the state of my pension?

If an assembly or other school event is scheduled during your prep time you are free to spend the time for preparation as it is contractual time.

The division is not required to provide teachers with time to write report cards.

When our current Collective agreement expires we will present the board with our opening package from the WTA bargaining committee. At this point negotiations will begin on a new contract.

Extra-curricular is not mandatory when dealing with students. Admin may ask you to be a part of a committee and this would be different from extra-curricular activities.

If you are directed to cover a teachers classroom you should do as asked and then contact a WTA representative and explain what has happened. This way WTA has records of these events happening.

 
 
 
 

ANSWERS 

WTA FEES

Your WTA fees for the 2017-2018 school year is $145

The MTS fee is set yearly at the Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).  The fee for the 2017-2018 school year is $988.  The MTS fee will be divided evenly in each paycheque from October through June.

Maternity Leave update!

We have officially signed our MOU for Maternity Leave. This is allows our membership to take up to 135 teaching days of leave depending on the Maternity/Paternity leave that is being taken. Please go to your collective agreement at the top of the page to find the full MOU.

Group Life Insurance

You can add to your group life insurance. All teachers are insured to 200% of their salary. Teachers can elect to add insurance at 300, 400, 500, 600, or 700% of their salary at their own cost. The premium is $0.11 per $1000 of insurance.

TRAF Contributions

Yes, you can increase your TRAF contributions! Through your employer you can make voluntary contributions to the plan. They will count towards your allowable pension contribution under the Income Tax Act.

Health and Benefits

Go to mbteach.org. Click on “Health & Benefits” and then “MTS Group Benefits” and follow the links provided.

 

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