Bedford said that since Winnipeg Metro went to the orange level, the company has been inundated with calls from teachers on the verge of burnout. All collective agreements are available online and in different ways. Much of the material is only available to negotiators. Collective agreements in force remain in force until they expire. The company is engaging in teachers` professional learning, especially in the COVID context, when teaching and learning require enormous flexibility. We are currently reviewing the impact of public health recommendations and the planned second wave on MTS Day, with more information to follow. Bedford also drew attention to the canadian teachers` Federation`s recent survey, in which Manitoba teachers report stress, anxiety and depression. workload; and mental and emotional exhaustion are their top three mental health issues as they face the challenges of teaching in the midst of COVID-19. Eighty-six per cent (86%) of respondents in Manitoba said they were concerned about the ability to maintain their own health. Please note that the requirements have been changed for asymptomatic teachers and teaching assistants who must self-isolate if a household member has symptoms of COVID-19 and has not tested positive. On Monday, November 9, 2020, the province shared with superintendents and principals of funded independent and independent schools: Provincial bargaining for teachers is the norm in the rest of Canada. Manitoba is the last province to have an exclusively local bargaining system.
This derogation applies to teachers and teaching assistants, provided that medical masks are worn. “The majority of provinces have used this federal money to ensure that students and teachers receive the resources and support they need,” said MTS President James Bedford. “The Manitoba government`s inaction has led to a deterioration in student learning conditions and teachers` working conditions at an alarming rate.” “It`s unreasonable and it`s not sustainable,” he said. “Our member survey, which ended two weeks ago, and nine out of 10 Manitoba teachers reported high levels of stress this school year. Teachers have reached a stress threshold. With the first month of the 2020-2021 school year behind us, I would like to take the time to welcome all STJATA members back, but under difficult circumstances. This year`s back-to-school season is only slightly similar to what we would traditionally consider normal. School routines have taken on a totally different look and feel due to public health protocols. Through all of this, our members have continued to demonstrate care, compassion and professionalism; All the signs of the dedicated teachers that we are. As we begin to integrate into our new reality of cohorts, health protocols, and healing learning, it is our students who continue to benefit from our commitment to their training and overall development. . . .