President’s Message

Welcome Back! I hope that everyone had an enjoyable summer. It was wonderful to be able to spend some time relaxing, recuperating, and enjoying time with my daughter. I am really loving this dad thing and am excited to see what the future brings for her. I hope you all

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Vice-President’s Message

And we’re off!  For those of you coming back to another school year, I welcome you back.  Hopefully you had a wonderful summer and got lots of opportunity to do the things you love.  For those of you new to the profession, we welcome you to an exciting new adventure

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President’s Message

Wow, where did the year go. It seems like just yesterday I was walking into the office ready for another year. They say that time flies when you’re having fun, and I enjoy every day working on behalf of members. This has been an interesting year with the second half

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Vice-President’s Message

It has been another busy and exciting year as your Vice-President.  Although I felt more settled than I was in my first year as vice-president, this year brought new challenges, particularly regarding Collective Bargaining and Workplace Safety and Health.   These are unprecedented times.  Our profession, members, and students are

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April President’s Message

This year has brought a number of interesting surprises that have changed the future of education forever. This government has continued its process of under-funding public services in order to pay off an imaginary debt crisis. Chris and I have visited almost all of our 45 worksites and have been

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Young Humanitarian Awards

Submitted by: Sandy Fazenda, RETTA Executive On Thursday, April 12, I had the privilege of attending the Manitoba Teachers’ Society Young Humanitarian Awards Celebration. MTS honoured Manitoba public school students whose acts of compassion, self-sacrifice, leadership, creativity and caring inspired and encouraged others to do the same. There were three

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Violence in the Workplace

According to WSH Regulation, violence is defined as “the attempted or actual exercise of physical force against a person and any threatening statement or behaviour that gives a person reasonable cause to believe that physical force will be used against the person”. The River East Transcona School Division’s duties include:

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Workplace Safety and Health: Duties Under the Act

The Workplace Safety and Health Act supports every worker’s right to a safe and healthy workplace. It assigns responsibility to each person in the workplace for creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. Everyone has a personal and a shared responsibility to work together cooperatively to prevent workplace injuries

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President’s Message

REFLECTIONS-Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear Now that the holiday season has passed and the start of a new calendar year has just occurred, it is commonplace for people to reflect upon the achievements of the past year as they prepare to embark upon the challenges of

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Vice President’s Message

As Tim and I tour around and visit the RETTA members in our schools, there seems to be a common theme we are coming across. This theme can be summed up in a few words: workload, work/life balance, burnout, stress. I don’t need to get into all the reasons why,

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