The Winnipeg School Division has recently reached a collective agreement for the year 2019 with its staff. This agreement includes a number of changes that will benefit both teachers and support staff, as well as the educational system as a whole.
One of the key changes in the agreement is the increase in wages for both teachers and support staff. This raise will help to attract and retain quality staff, which is vital for the success of any educational system. In addition, the agreement includes provisions for improved working conditions, such as increased preparation time and reduced workload.
Another important aspect of the agreement is the focus on professional development. The Winnipeg School Division recognizes that ongoing training and development is essential for maintaining high quality education, and the agreement provides for opportunities for teachers and support staff to expand their skills and knowledge.
The collective agreement also includes provisions for student safety, such as the development and implementation of a violence prevention program. This is especially important in the current climate, where incidents of violence and bullying in schools are on the rise.
The Winnipeg School Division should be commended for its efforts to improve working conditions, attract and retain quality staff, and prioritize the safety and education of its students. As a result of this collective agreement, we can expect to see positive outcomes for both staff and students in the years to come.
If you have any questions about the Winnipeg School Division collective agreement for 2019, please contact the school division or your local union representative. Together, we can continue to build a strong and successful educational system in Winnipeg.