To the MANTE membership
We have finished yet another year of ever-changing health protocols, in-class learning, remote learning, and Covid 19 challenges both at work and at home. Your effort, commitment and dedication to the students and staff you work with is recognized and appreciated by the MANTE executive. A well-deserved break is around the corner.
I will continue to have any information pertinent to the membership posted on the MANTE website throughout the summer. Although my role as MANTE president takes a hiatus from July 1 to Aug 16, I will check my email regularly and help where needed. I will be back Aug 16th as your half time MANTE President.
The multi association Presidents met with the Education Deputy Minister on Monday June21st.
Concerns regarding seniority, job security, Collective Bargaining groups, how new job postings will be implemented, etc were expressed. The Education Deputy Minister reiterated numerous times that school based staff would see very little change in their buildings. The intent of the government is to add resources to the classrooms, not lessen them. The special needs funding process is also something they are looking at. No concrete answers were given to any other questions or concerns. “This is a five-year journey and we have only begun” was the response to most of the concerns raised. We will be having another meeting in Sept. I will keep you appraised of any information that comes from that as well.
As the Covid 19 restrictions are eased, please remember to adhere to the health protocols to stay safe and healthy.
I wish you a wonderful break with quality time with family and friends and enjoy our great Manitoba summer.
Sincerely on behalf of the MANTE Executive and myself,