PPDF Applications OPEN Thursday, Oct. 22

After delays due to COVID-19, we are now accepting PPDF application’s ONLINE ONLY, except for the Collaborative Professional Learning Projects, which may be submitted via the divisional mail. Applications for the first semester open on Thursday, October 22nd. From then on, the opening dates will remain as stated on the

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New RETTA Member Welcome Event

Dear new RETTA members, Welcome to your Local union!! Each year the River East Transcona Teachers’ Association puts on a New Member Welcome Event at Smitty’s on Henderson. The purpose of the event is to welcome new RETTA members to their Local union, introduce them to their Local leadership and

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Maternity/Parental Leave Seminar Dates

Are you planning to take maternity and/or parental leave? There are two sources that define a teacher’s right to maternity and/or parental leave – the Employment Standards Code and the collective agreement. The Code provides for minimum standards applicable to all employees, while the collective agreement may provide for enhanced

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A New School Year

RETTA members, We hope that this summer brought moments of rest for all of you. With a spring, summer and now a new school year like none-other, we all realize that the weeks and months ahead will be filled with many challenges, questions, and concerns. We want to assure you

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A Message from the President

Good morning RETTA members, I hope this email finds you healthy and well. We’ve almost made it to the end of another school year! It has been quite the year, and this has been quite the finish. As I’m sure you have heard by now, the Province has declared that

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PD Opportunity: Talking about racism in the classroom

The Global Centre for Pluralism, in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, is offering two-hour virtual professional development sessions for Canadian teachers on how to have conversations about race in the classroom. Facilitated by inclusion and anti-racism consultant, Destine Lord, this dialogue-based small group session will provide educators with

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Teacher Engagement Survey

MTS has information on their website regarding an email sent to teachers seeking teacher feedback on experience with remote learning and input on how best to address learning gaps and needs as we transition back to learning to in-school teaching and learning. Click here to read more.

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COVID-19 Updates

Dear RETTA members On May 21, Premier Brian Pallister announced that as Phase 2 of the government’s “roadmap to recovery”, teachers would be expected back in their schools starting June 1st. As this created many new uncertainties, I wanted to send you a message to let you know that we

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Taking Care of YOU

The Manitoba Teachers’ Society has created a resource for your ongoing well-being. Click here to find credible tools to help guide your efforts to stay grounded and healthy, as well as links for more urgent wellness support. Be well.

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Message from the Vice President

Dear friends and colleagues, As I am sure you have been inundated with news, distance learning information, your own children’s needs, texts, whatsapps and more, I will leave you with something brief. During this time I have found myself thinking about my late Oma. Someone who was faced with immense

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