Message from the President

Welcome back to a new school year. Hopefully everyone had a much-deserved relaxing summer break.

As we start a new year there are a few things to review for our MANTE membership.

  • New Public Health Orders

To read the entire release, you can follow the link:

“The Manitoba government will require all provincial employees who work with vulnerable populations to be fully immunized for COVID-19 by Oct. 31, or undergo regular testing, to protect Manitoba against a fourth COVID-19 wave, Premier Brian Pallister announced today… The new public health orders will require all designated provincial public service workers who have ongoing contact with vulnerable populations, especially children, to be fully immunized or submit to testing up to three times per week. Designated workers include: educational workers including teachers, school and educational support staff, practicum students, bus drivers and custodial staff”.

  • Please see the Division webpage for the “Welcoming Our Students Back” information.

There is a comprehensive list of Covid 19 Protocols, and other pertinent information there.

  • When the Division receives direction from the province regarding the vaccine mandate and Covid testing for non-vaccinated staff, we will post it on the MANTE website.
  • Sept 30 is a statutory holiday in recognition of The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
  • I will be fulfilling my duties as MANTE president on Days 1, 3, & 5. You can contact me by phone, 204-831-2397 email, or the division email.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Stay safe and well and have a great school year.

Martha Wiebe

MANTE President

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Executive Members

President                          Martha Wiebe

Vice President                  Tracy Cox

Treasurer                           Robyn King

Secretary                            Cerys Hooper

Information Officer         Signy McIntyre

Board Office Rep              Rosemary Koltelo

EA Rep                               Open for Election

EA Rep                               Maggi Sawchuk

EA Rep                               Gayle Rafter

Health & Welfare Rep     Maggi Sawchuk

Library Rep                       Jocelyn Oliver

Secretary Rep                   Johanne Sawyer

Secretary Rep                  Jessica Angell

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Manitoba Association of Non-Teaching Employees


The Manitoba Association of Non-Teaching Employees (MANTE) was certified as the bargaining unit for all clerical employees of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division #2 on November 23, 1977.

We are currently an organization of approximately 400 members. At the school level we represent Educational Assistants, Program Assistants,  Library Technicians, Interpreter Tutors, Secretarial Staff, Computerized Notetakers and Behavior Intervention Specialists. At the Board Office and Maintenance we represent non-management Secretarial Staff including payroll, accounts payable/receivable and reception.

The objects and purposes of the Association are to unite into one organization all non-managerial employees, to act as a bargaining agent for employees, to regulate the relations between employees in an equitable manner and to maintain harmonious relations between the employers and the employees.

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