Dear new RETTA Members, Welcome to your Local union!! Each year the River East Transcona Teachers’ Association puts on a New Member Welcome Event. The purpose of the event is to welcome new RETTA Members to their Local union, introduce them to their Local leadership and explain the role and
Given that each workplace’s nature, needs, and composition is distinct, the Association would like to offer the opportunity for members to put forward proposals for site-based RETTA member wellness events that promote stress reduction, physical activity, nutrition, and work-life management. This is not replacing our well-attended group events like Trivia
The River East Transcona Teachers’ Association is pleased to announce that we have ratified an Agreement-in-Committee with the River East Transcona School Division. Ratification vote results: From 1,257 ballots cast, the members of RETTA have voted 98.8% in favour of ratification.
Demystifying Presenting to a Bill Committee You’ve likely heard of the opportunity to register and speak to “The Committee” about Bill-64, the Education Modernization Act. When politicians get involved in education, educators need to get involved in politics. This is a great opportunity for us to have our voices heard
On Monday, March 15th the Progressive Conservative Party, under Brian Pallister, introduced the contents of the Education Modernization Act, Bill 64, The K-12 Education Commission Report and Better Education Starts Today, the government’s response to the Commission Report was released. The Provincial Government is proposing significant changes to the education
All RETTA members are invited to attend the Manitoba Teachers’ Society meeting of the Provincial Council. What is the Provincial Council? Provincial Council is the highest decision-making body of the Society, and it ultimately gives direction to the MTS. What is the Provincial Council meeting? The Provincial Council meeting is
On behalf of the entire RETTA executive, we wish you all a Happy New Year and hope you had a chance to rest and stay safe and healthy. Since September, we have received many questions surrounding issues such as sick time, workload, collective bargaining and wellness. Click here for a
I heard that there is new legislation introduced for centralized bargaining. What does this mean? The provincial government introduced two new Bills on November 2nd. Bill 45- The Public Schools Amendment and Manitoba Teachers’ Society Amendment Act and Bill 64- The Education Modernization Act. Bill 45 amends the Public Schools