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PRAIRIE ROSE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION

EFFECTIVE PERIOD: 2014/07/01 - 2018/06/30

ARTICLE 1: PURPOSE

It is the intent and purpose of the parties to this agreement to promote and improve the working relations between the Board and the Association, to establish a salary as provided for in Section II of the Individual Statutory Contract, and other conditions of employment resulting from the operation of the said agreement, and finally to provide a basis for both parties to improve the professional and academic services rendered to the students and the taxpayers of Prairie Rose School Division.

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ARTICLE 2: MANITOBA EDUCATION and ADVANCED LEARNING

2.01

Wherever the word Department is used in the collective agreement, Department shall mean Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning.

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ARTICLE 3: EFFECTIVE PERIOD

This agreement shall come into force and take effect as of and from July 1, 2014, and shall remain in full force and effect until June 30, 2018, and shall automatically renew itself from year to year unless either party gives the other a written notice, by registered mail, of a desire to terminate or amend the agreement.  Should either party desire to terminate or amend this agreement, such party shall notify the other party of its intention not more than ninety (90) days and not less than thirty (30) days prior to the expiration date.  The parties agree to meet within fourteen days after notice has been given or such further time as the parties may mutually agree upon.

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ARTICLE 4: CLASSIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

A)  Teachers shall be placed on the salary scale according to qualifications and experience as recognized by the Department up to the maximum of their class.

B) Increments shall be paid effective the first day of the Fall Term, the first day after the Christmas break, or the first day after the Spring Term, whichever occurs first following the attainment of the equivalent of an additional full year of experience.

C) Any teacher who improves his or her academic or professional qualifications during any part of the year shall be paid according to those improved qualifications as provided for in this agreement.  Such increase in basic salary shall be paid beginning the first of the month following receipt of notification of an improvement from the Department of Education.  However, in the case of notification being received by the Division during the month of June or July, then such increase shall be paid effective the first day of the next fall term.

D)  Teachers hired on a Limited Teaching Permit or Provisional Certificate shall be classified by the Department and paid by the Division accordingly.

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ARTICLE 5: SALARY CONFIRMATION

Before the end of September of each year, the Secretary Treasurer of the Board shall forward to the Local Association a report identifying the number, classification, percentage employment, and salary of teachers covered by the collective agreement.

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ARTICLE 6: PAYMENT OF SALARIES

Basic Entitlement

The amount of the salary earned during the school year by a teacher shall be determined by taking, as a fraction, the total number of teaching days a teacher is employed in each of the Fall and Spring terms divided by the total number of teaching days in the school year, as prescribed by the Department of Education, multiplied by the salary rates in effect during the following Fall and Spring Terms and aggregated.

Method of Payment

A) Salaries shall be paid on a twelve month basis on or before the last teaching Friday of the month for all employees except for Term employees starting after the first day of school.  Those Term employees will be paid on a 10 month basis with no accrual of salary for July and August.  Stated exceptions being the months of March, June and December, when payment shall be made on the last teaching day of said months, contingent upon completion of contractual duties.  July and August salary will be paid in two separate direct deposits on the last teaching day in June.

B)  Each teacher shall receive an advance, payable on the 15th of each month, equivalent to approximately 50% of net earnings for one month.  The advance will be payable on the last banking day prior to the 15th, when the 15th of the month falls on a weekend.

C) Salaries of a teacher commencing employment, or returning to active employment following an unpaid leave of absence, after the first teaching day of the school year, shall be paid in installments calculated as follows:

i) In the first month of employment, if the teacher is hired between the 1st and 15th of the month, the salary shall be paid in the fraction of the salary rate in effect as the total number of days employed for the school year, the monthly instalments shall be determined by dividing the salary entitlement for the balance of the school year by the number of months remaining to August 31st next. 

ii) In the first month of employment if a teacher is hired between the 16th and last day of the month, the salary shall be paid in the fraction of the salary rate in effect as the number of days employed in that month is of the total number of days as prescribed for the school year.  Thereafter, the monthly installments shall be determined by dividing the salary entitlement for the balance of the school year by the number of months remaining to August 31st next.

D)  Final Payments  - where a teacher leaves the employ of the Board during the course of the school year, the final payment shall be so adjusted that the teacher shall receive, for the part of the school year employed such fraction of the salary for the whole year as the number of teaching days employed is of the number of days prescribed by the Minister of Education for that school year.

E)  Payment shall be made by direct deposit to the Canadian financial institution of the teacher’s choice. The teacher shall designate one account to which the direct deposit shall be made.

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ARTICLE 7: SALARY SCHEDULE

A) The salary schedule herein shall reflect, for the time period covered by this Agreement, the net amount after Dental and Extended Health Plan deduction, as per the requirements of the Collateral Dental and Extended Health Plan Agreement.

B) For comparison purposes, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Division shall provide the Association, annually in September, an updated schedule showing the gross salary, and an updated schedule showing the net amount after Dental and Extended Health Plan deduction.

 

Year 1: September 2014 (2014-15) Annual Benefit Premium $2,268

Yrs. Exp.

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

Class 5

Class 6

Class 7

0

33,237

36,359

41,045

49,455

53,270

56,420

59,638

1

34,911

38,482

43,323

52,734

56,387

59,640

62,964

2

36,584

40,606

45,606

56,014

59,502

62,870

66,287

3

38,258

42,729

47,885

59,291

62,619

66,095

69,611

4

39,930

44,854

50,165

62,571

65,734

69,325

72,942

5

41,604

46,977

52,446

65,850

68,854

72,545

76,264

6

43,279

49,099

54,727

69,130

71,969

75,772

79,586

7

 

51,226

57,003

72,408

75,085

78,991

82,909

8

 

 

60,856

75,686

78,202

82,217

86,237

9

 

 

 

78,970

81,319

85,447

89,550

10

 

 

 

 

84,436

88,660

92,912

Year 2: September 2015 (2015-16) Annual Benefit Premium $2,412
Yrs. Exp. Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Class 7

0

33,803

36,988

41,767

50,345

54,237

57,450

60,732

1

35,511

39,153

44,091

53,690

57,416

60,734

64,125

2

37,217

41,319

46,419

57,036

60,593

64,029

67,514

3

38,925

43,485

48,744

60,378

63,773

67,318

70,905

4

40,630

45,652

51,070

63,724

66,950

70,613

74,302

5

42,337

47,818

53,396

67,068

70,132

73,897

77,691

6

44,046

49,982

55,723

70,414

73,310

77,189

81,079

7

 

52,152

58,044

73,758

76,488

80,472

84,469

8

 

 

61,974

77,101

79,667

83,763

87,863

9

 

 

 

80,451

82,847

87,057

91,242

10

 

 

 

 

86,026

90,335

94,672

EFFECTIVE Fall Term, 2016
Fall Term 2016 salary to be adjusted by 2.0% and adjustments as provided in the Collateral Dental and Extended Health Plan Agreement.

EFFECTIVE Fall Term, 2017
Fall term 2017 salary to be adjusted by 1.5% and adjustments as provided in the Collateral Dental and Extended Health Plan Agreement.

EFFECTIVE January 2018

January 2018 salary to be adjusted by 1.5% and adjustments as provided in the Collateral Dental and Extended Health Plan Agreement.

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ARTICLE 8: DEFERRED SALARY LEAVE PLAN

It is hereby agreed that the Board shall administer a Deferred Salary Leave Plan.  The administrative expenses of the plan charged to the Board by the eligible investor shall be the obligation of the participant(s).

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ARTICLE 9: INTEREST ON BACK PAY

The Division shall pay to members of the Association interest on the net amount of any retroactive pay which may be paid to such members, calculated from the date on which the monies would have been due to the date of actual payment.  The interest shall be computed at the lesser rate of 7% per annum or the average rate of a daily savings account where the Division banks during the twelve (12) month period preceding the date of signing. 

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ARTICLE 10: ALLOWANCES

10.01: ADMINISTRATIVE ALLOWANCE

An administrative allowance shall be paid according to the following schedule:

Effective Fall Term 2014:
# of Tchrs Rate/Tchr Flat Rate Min Max
1 1260 766 0 2026
6-Feb 1121 766 3008 7492
10-Jul 986 766 7668 10626
15-Nov 933 766 11029 14761
16-20 867 766 14638 18106
> 20 18106
Effective Fall Term 2015:
# of Tchrs Rate/Tchr Flat Rate Min Max
1 1285 781 0 2066
6-Feb 1143 781 3067 7639
10-Jul 1006 781 7823 10841
15-Nov 952 781 11253 15061
16-20 884 781 14925 18461
> 20 18461
Effective the Fall Term 2016:
# of Tchrs Rate/Tchr Flat Rate Min Max
1 1311 797 0 2108
6-Feb 1166 797 3129 7793
10-Jul 1026 797 7979 11057
15-Nov 971 797 11478 15362
16-20 902 797 15229 18837
> 20 18837
Effective the Fall Term 2017:
# of Tchrs Rate/Tchr Flat Rate Min Max
1 1331 809 0 2140
6-Feb 1183 809 3175 7907
10-Jul 1041 809 8096 11219
15-Nov 986 809 11655 15599
16-20 916 809 15465 19129
> 20 19129
Effective January 2018:
# of Tchrs Rate/Tchr Flat Rate Min Max
1 1351 821 0 2172
6-Feb 1201 821 3223 8027
10-Jul 1057 821 8220 11391
15-Nov 1001 821 11832 15836
16-20 930 821 15701 19421
> 20 19421

The above “Number of Teachers” refers to all teachers excluding the Principal, as at September 1st each year.  Principals hired prior to September 2011 shall be included in the FTE count.

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10.02: VICE-PRINCIPAL ALLOWANCE

Vice-Principals shall be paid an annual administrative allowance, in addition to the basic salary schedule, based on the following formula:

To receive 50% of the Principal’s Allowance

The Vice-Principal must perform administrative duties greater than 33% of the school day

 

To receive 33% of the Principal’s Allowance

The Vice-Principal must perform administrative duties 33% or less of the school day

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10.03: ACTING PRINCIPAL ALLOWANCE

When the principal and vice-principal, where applicable, are absent from school, an acting principal shall be appointed.  An allowance will be paid to the acting principal if the period of absence is for one half-day or more.  The allowance will be paid in half- day or full-day increments and will be calculated as 50% of the principal’s allowance for the day.

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10.04: HUTTERIAN COLONY SCHOOLS TEACHING PRINCIPAL ALLOWANCE

The Division may, at its discretion appoint an individual to act as the Hutterian School Supervising Principal to administer more than one colony school.  At each of the schools supervised by a Hutterian Schools Supervising Principal, a teacher on staff will be appointed as the Hutterian Teaching Principal of that school, who shall report to the Hutterian Schools Supervising Principal.

In each Hutterian school with less than 2 (excluding itinerant resource) teachers, the Teaching Principal shall receive an allowance as follows:

Effective Fall Term 2014: $1017 per annum
Effective Fall Term 2015: $1037 per annum
Effective Fall Term 2016: $1058 per annum
Effective Fall Term 2017: $1074 per annum
Effective January 2018: $1090 per annum

In each Hutterian school with 2 (excluding itinerant resource) teachers, or more, the Teaching Principal shall receive an allowance as follows:

Effective Fall Term 2014: $1505 per annum
Effective Fall Term 2015: $1535 per annum
Effective Fall Term 2016: $1566 per annum
Effective Fall Term 2017: $1589 per annum
Effective January 2018: $1613 per annum

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10.05: MULTI-GRADE ALLOWANCE

A K-8 teacher having two or more grades in a classroom and teaching more than 33% of the school day in a multi-grade setting shall be paid an annual allowance.

The following allowance will be prorated based on the actual time spent in a multi-grade classroom:

Effective

Fall Term 2014

Fall Term 2015

Fall Term 2016

Fall Term 2017

January 2018

Up to 3 grades

$653

$666

$679

$689

$699

4 or more grades

$1,382

$1,410

$1,438

$1,460

$1,482

This allowance does not apply to Industrial Arts, Home Economics, resource, itinerant music and physical education teachers.

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ARTICLE 11: ALLOWANCE FOR PROFESSIONAL NON-CREDIT COURSES

A) A teacher when requested by the Board in consultation with the Superintendent to take a course, shall be reimbursed any tuition and/or registration fee.  Payment will be included with the monthly salary the same month as the teacher files proof of credit with the Division Office, provided such proof is filed no later than the 15th day of the month.  Otherwise, payment shall be included with the ensuing monthly salary.

B) A teacher, who, upon approval by the Board, is requested by the Superintendent or by the principal in consultation with the Superintendent, to take a special course which will allow the Board to offer new courses in the schools, shall be awarded, in addition to the above reimbursement, the sum of $200.00 once only by the Board for each course successfully completed.

C) Such approval provides for the allowance of one half day without loss of pay, (or one day without loss of pay if the teacher is required to travel to a location outside the Division) for each examination written within school hours to a maximum of two examinations per year.

D) A teacher choosing to take a professional development non-credit course will be reimbursed by the Board for tuition fees to a maximum of $250.00 per course upon the sole discretion and prior written approval of the Superintendent, provided that:

a. The teacher is employed under either a Form 2 or a Teacher General contract.  The course must be related to the teacher’s professional growth plan and/or Divisional priorities.
b. The course was successfully taken by the teacher.
c. The course is not paid for by Manitoba Education and Training.
d. The onus is on the teacher concerned to file proof in this matter and to submit receipt for tuition disbursement.

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ARTICLE 12: SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

12.01

Any change to the article shall be made effective date of signing.

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12.02

 A)    Substitute Rate: 
         A substitute teacher shall be paid at the Substitute Rate per day (including vacation pay) as follows:

Effective Date

For those holding a Valid Teaching Certificate

For those without a valid Teaching Certificate

Date of Signing

$150.43

$120.81

September, 2016

$153.43

$123.22

September, 2017

$155.73

$125.06

January, 2018

$158.06

$126.93

 

B) A substitute teacher filling one position for five (5) or more consecutive days shall be paid per diem for qualifications and experience and according to the Salary Schedule commencing the 6th day.

C) A substitute teacher without a valid Teaching Certificate filling one position for five (5) or more consecutive days shall be paid at the regular rate as those holding a valid Teaching Certificate commencing on the 6th day.

D) A substitute teacher called into work for one half day or less shall be paid one half of the daily rate; a substitute teacher called in for greater than one half day up to a full day shall be paid the full daily rate.

E) A substitute teacher who is called to work and reports for that assignment finding that his or her services are not required shall be offered an alternative assignment in the same school.  If an alternative assignment is not available, the substitute teacher shall be paid for original full assignment.

F) Substitute teachers, when requested by the Superintendent to attend divisional in-services, will receive the substitute daily rate.

G) The provisions of the Collective Agreement do not apply to substitute teachers except as expressly provided for in Article 12 Substitute Teachers.

H) The only matters that may be grieved under Article 25 – Provision for Settlement of Dispute during the currency of Agreement by a substitute teacher or the Association /MTS on behalf of substitute teachers are the provisions of this Article, and the substantive rights and obligations of employment-related and human rights statutes, to the extent that they are incorporated into this collective agreement.

I) The following articles of the Collective Agreement apply to substitute teachers:

a. Article 1: Purpose
b. Article 2: MB Education
c. Article 3: Effective Period
d. Article 4: Classification and Experience
e. Article 5: Salary Confirmation
f. Article 7: Salary Schedule
g. Article 15: Fee Deduction
h. Article 16: Meal Period
i. Article 24: Complaints Against Teachers
j. Article 25: Provision for Settlement of Dispute (only to clauses that apply to substitute teachers)
k. Article 26: Discipline Clause
l. Article 27:  Workplace Harassment

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12.03

A substitute teacher who has been employed for at least nine (9) consecutive days of substitute teaching in an assignment in a school year shall be entitled to one (1) day of sick leave with pay for each nine (9) days taught in that assignment.  Sick leave shall not accumulate from assignment to assignment.

Assignment shall mean consecutive teaching days in one position.

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12.04

The consecutive nature of a substitute’s assignment shall not be interrupted by the normal breaks in the school year, or a sick leave day with pay as per Article 12.03.

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12.05

Substitute teacher means a teacher employed on a day-to-day basis.

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12.06

Unless otherwise determined at the time of the assignment or except in unforeseen circumstances whereby a principal needs to modify the Substitute’s timetable, or a substitute is called in to work for reasons other than replacing one teacher, the timetable for a substitute teacher shall normally be the same as the timetable of the teacher who is being replaced.

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ARTICLE 13: PART TIME TEACHERS

A) Benefits for part-time teachers shall be awarded on a prorated basis.

B)  Part-time teachers participating in school activities during the regular school day when requested by the employer shall receive 1/200 or portion thereof for time spent over and above their regularly scheduled teaching time during the school day.  At the employer's discretion, time in lieu of compensation may be given.

C)  All such requests must receive prior approval by the Superintendent.

D)  When a full time Teacher – General Contract position becomes vacant within the Division, a part-time teacher on a Teacher – General Contract who applies for the position shall be provided an interview for the position if he/she can demonstrate that he/she has the necessary education and qualifications.

E)   Part-time teachers will be paid full days for attendance at the five (5) annual Divisional professional development days.

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ARTICLE 14: LEAVES

14.01: SICK LEAVE

A)  It is agreed by the parties that sick leave entitlement shall only be granted by the Division where an employee is unable to be at work and perform regular duties as a result of illness or injury or medical leave as set out in Articles H) and I) hereof.

B)  Except as hereinafter provided, a teacher shall be entitled to sick leave not exceeding twenty (20) teaching days in any school year.  Where the employment of a teacher is continued for more than one (1) year, the unused portion of the sick leave in any year(s) shall be carried forward and accumulated from year to year.

C) Unused sick leave shall accumulate to a maximum of 120 days. Effective September 2016 the maximum shall be 125 days. Effective September 2017 the maximum shall be 130 days.  In each school year the number of sick days used shall be deducted from the total accumulation.

D)  There shall be no accumulation of sick leave during periods of leave of absence.

E)  Teachers employed on a fixed-term contract or on a part-time basis under contract shall be entitled to sick leave on a pro-rata basis.

F)  The Division may request that a teacher provide a medical certificate.

G)  A 5/12th share of the E.I. premium reduction shall be remitted at the end of each term to the Association.  In compliance with the EI Premium Reduction Program, Prairie Rose School Division guarantees that one day of sick leave of the two days of paid sick leave allowed monthly, will be reserved for the teachers’ use only.

H)  A teacher shall be granted up to 4 days of compassionate medical leave to attend to each case of a life threatening illness or injury in the immediate family of the teacher.  Immediate family shall include spouse, parents, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters, and wards.  This leave shall count against the teacher’s accumulated sick leave.  Leave in excess of the above may be granted at the discretion of the Board in extenuating circumstances which are substantiated to the satisfaction of the Board with salary deduction as determined by the Board.

I)  The Division recognizes the necessity for staff to attend medical appointments.  Staff shall make every effort to schedule medical appointments outside of school hours.  Where medical appointments can only be taken during school hours, medical leave shall be granted by the Division.  Such leave shall be counted against the teacher’s accumulated leave.

J) The Division will report accumulated sick leave as at June 30 to each teacher by September 30 of each year.

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14.02: SICK LEAVE FOR PREGNANT TEACHERS

The Board shall provide full sick leave entitlement to a pregnant teacher who, as a result of her condition, is unable to be at work and perform her regular duties for a valid health reason.  The pregnant teacher shall follow current proof of claim procedures for sick leave entitlement as may be required by the board.

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14.03: BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

A) A teacher shall be granted up to four (4) regularly scheduled consecutive work days’ leave without loss of salary in the case of death in the immediate family, defined as spouse, child, mother, father, brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, step-parent, step-child, grandchild, court appointed ward, court appointed guardian.

B) A teacher shall be granted up to two (2) regularly scheduled consecutive work days’ leave of absence without loss of salary in the case of death of a brother-in-law, sister-in-law, or grandparent of the teacher or their spouse.

C) A teacher shall be granted up to one (1) regularly scheduled work day’s leave without loss of salary to attend to the funeral of an aunt, uncle, niece or nephew of the teacher or their spouse.

D) A teacher shall be granted up to one (1) regularly scheduled work day’s leave of absence without loss of salary to attend a funeral as a pallbearer.  Paid leave will not be given to an employee listed as an honoury pallbearer.

E) Short term absences on compassionate grounds, either with or without loss of pay, may be granted at the discretion of the Superintendent.

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14.04: MATERNITY LEAVE, ADOPTIVE LEAVE, AND PARENTAL LEAVE

A)  Every female teacher shall be entitled to maternity leave and every teacher shall be entitled to adoptive leave in accordance with this article.

B)  Every teacher shall be entitled to unpaid parental leave.

C)  Except as otherwise provided herein, the Manitoba Employment Standards Code will apply.

D)  The teacher and the Division may mutually agree to extend the length of leave if the teacher so desires.  Any such arrangements shall be confirmed in writing by the Division.

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14.04:1: SUPPLEMENTARY EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS PLAN

A)  After having served a qualifying period of seven (7) consecutive teaching months in the employ of the Prairie Rose School Division, a teacher who is eligible for maternity leave under the provisions of the Employment Standards Code, and who qualifies for Employment Insurance benefits, shall be entitled to receive pay for the period of leave up to seventeen (17) weeks in the amount of ninety percent (90%) of the gross salary being earned at the time leave was taken.  This pay shall include any benefits received from Human Resources Development Canada to a Supplemental Employment Benefits Plan.

B)  In respect of the period of maternity leave, payments made according to the SEB Plan will consist of the following:

i.  for the first two weeks, payment equivalent to 90% of her gross salary,
and
ii.  up to fifteen (15) additional weeks payment equivalent to the difference between the Employment Insurance benefit the employee is eligible to receive and 90% of her gross salary.

C) After having served a qualifying period of seven (7) consecutive months in the employ of the Prairie Rose School Division a teacher who is eligible for adoptive or parental leave under the provisions of the Employment Standards Code, and who qualifies for Employment Insurance benefits, shall be entitled to receive pay for the period of leave up to ten (10) weeks in the amount of ninety percent (90%) of the gross salary being earned at the time leave was taken.  This pay shall include any benefits received from Human Resources Development Canada to a Supplemental Employment Benefits Plan.

D) In respect of the period of adoptive or parental leave, payments made according to the SEB Plan will consist of the following:

a. For the first two weeks, either payment equivalent to the difference between the Employment Insurance benefit the employee is eligible to receive and ninety percent (90%) of gross salary where the two week waiting period has been served, or payment equivalent to ninety percent (90%) of gross salary; and

b. Up to eight (8) weeks payment equivalent to the difference between the Employment Insurance benefit the employee is eligible to receive and ninety percent (90%) of gross salary.

E) Where any portion of the 17 weeks referenced in (B) above, or where any portion of the 10 weeks referenced in (D) above, falls during the summer, Christmas break, spring break or any other period when the teacher would not be earning his or her salary, that portion of the leave period does not qualify the teacher to receive a top-up benefit pursuant to this article.

F)  i)  Where a teacher had commenced her maternity leave prior to June 30 of a given year, and a portion of the first 17 weeks falls after the start of the next immediate fall term, the teacher shall be entitled to receive the top-up payments for the portion, if any, of the first 17 weeks of maternity leave which falls after the start of the next immediate fall term.

      ii) Where a teacher had commenced his or her adoptive or parental leave prior to June 30 of a given year, and a portion of the first 10 weeks falls after the start of the next immediate fall term, the teacher shall be entitled to receive the top-up payments for the portion, if any, of the first 10 weeks of adoptive or parental leave which falls after the start of the next immediate fall term.

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14.05: BIRTH AND ADOPTIVE LEAVE

Each teacher shall be allowed one day of leave without loss of pay upon the birth of each child and one day for the adoption of each child.

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14.06: PERSONAL LEAVE

Each teacher, upon authorization of the Superintendent, shall be allowed one day of leave of absence per school year, without loss of pay. Effective September 2016, personal leave will increase to two (2) days per year without loss of pay.  No more than three teachers per school shall be granted said leave at the same time on a staff of twenty or more teachers.  No more than two teachers per school shall be granted said leave at the same time on a staff of ten to nineteen teachers.  A staff having less than ten teachers shall only be entitled to one teacher on a personal leave at a time.

One day leave of absence may be carried over to the next school year for an overall maximum accumulation of three days.  No more than two consecutive days of Personal Leave may be granted at one time.

Written application shall be submitted to the superintendent and where possible such application shall be made at least one (1) week prior to taking the leave.

Leave shall not be taken to extend summer breaks unless authorized by the Superintendent or designate.  Leave shall  not be taken during either administrative or in-service days.

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14.07: MAJOR RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS

An employee under contract shall be given leave of absence up to a maximum of three (3) days per school year without loss of pay for major religious holy days observed by the employee and designated as a day of obligation by the employee’s religion.

Employees shall not absent themselves from duty for reasons of major religious holy days without first notifying the Superintendent or his/her designate.

The following notification period shall apply:

A)  Employees on staff requiring major religious holy leave during the school year shall provide notice in writing on the prescribed form as soon as possible after the start of the school year but not later than September 30.

B)  In instances where major religious holy leave is required prior to September 30th  in the school year, notice shall be given within ten (10) working days after the start of the school year, unless the holy day falls within the first ten (10) working days of the school year,  where the notice shall not be less than five (5) working days.

C)  Where the appropriate notice has not been given, major religious holy days will be provided and the employee’s regular salary will be deducted.

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14.08: CREDIT COURSE EXAMINATION LEAVE

A teacher shall be allowed one day without loss of pay for each credit course examination relating to improvement of professional/academic standing, written during school hours, to a maximum of two examinations per year.

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14.09: JURY/WITNESS DUTY

A teacher who is summoned for jury duty, or who receives a summons or subpoena to appear in court proceedings other than a court proceeding caused by the teacher’s private affairs, shall be granted a leave of absence with pay for the required period of absence.  The teacher shall make his/herself available for duty at his/her school during regular school hours when not required at court.  Remuneration awarded by the court (less transportation, meals and lodging allowance) shall be deducted from the teacher’s gross monthly pay.

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14.10: LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR MTS DUTIES

A) A teacher, being a member of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society Executive Committee, or of the Executive Committee of any branch thereof, or of any special committee of the Society or being appointed an official representative or delegate of the Society or any branch thereof and, being authorized by the Executive of which he or she is a member, or to act as a representative or delegate of the Society or of any branch of the Society in the matter of Society business requiring absence from school, shall have the right to attend such meeting, or to act as such representative or delegate, and shall be excused from school duties for either purpose or for both purposes on not more than a total of five days in any one school year, provided that a substitute can be secured, and that the cost of the substitute, where one is needed, shall be assumed by the Society and not be a charge on the Board.  Additional leave of absence of this nature shall be granted only at the Board’s discretion. The maximum amount of combined leave under this clause for members of the association shall be 65 days in any school year.

B) The Board agrees to grant the local Association President up to 50% release time, upon request of the Local Association.  Payment of salary and benefits for the release time will be the responsibility of the Association.  Such request is to be made on or before May 15th for the following school year.  Individuals so released will revert to their original percentage of teaching time in the following year.

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ARTICLE 15: FEE DEDUCTION

A)  Deductions of Manitoba Teachers’ Society fees of teachers shall be made from the salary payment on a ten month basis from September to June, and the Board shall pay monthly to the Manitoba Teachers’ Society the full amount deducted, unless the teacher has given written notice prior to September 15th that he/she does not wish to have such fees deducted.

B)  The teachers’ union dues to the Local Association shall be deducted during the month of October from every teacher who has not given written notice to the Division prior to September 15th that he/she does not wish to have such dues deducted.  Remittance of union dues shall be made during the month of November.

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ARTICLE 16: MEAL PERIOD

Except in cases of emergencies, or in unforeseen circumstances, every teacher shall be entitled to an uninterrupted meal period of 55 consecutive minutes between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM each school day.  Designated staff will be on call during this meal period to deal with emergencies or unforeseen similar circumstances.

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ARTICLE 17: EXTRA CURRICULAR

“Extra-Curricular activities” means student-related athletic, social, recreational, and cultural activities, occurring outside the normal school day, but does not include activities related to academic or instructional matters or curriculum subjects outside the normal school day, whether such occur alone, or with students, parents, or administrative staff, such as (without limitation) staff meetings, committee work, in-service sessions, marking and setting examinations, or marking school assignments.

A teacher who participates in extra-curricular activities shall be entitled to a paid leave of absence of one-half day for twenty-five (25) hours of extra-curricular activities to a maximum of four (4) half days. Hours not meeting the minimum requirement (of the first 25 hours) can be carried over to the next school year.  This day must be requested in writing to the Superintendent for approval.

In the case where the teacher accumulates sufficient hours to qualify for a day of leave in any school year, the teacher may choose to take the day in the following school year. 

The maximum leave allowed to be carried over by a teacher to the next school year shall be one day.

An extra-curricular activity is an activity which has received prior approval from the school principal.

In areas where a question arises regarding whether an activity would qualify under this clause, the school principal will consult with the Superintendent.

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ARTICLE 18: BENEFIT PLANS

18.01: GROUP LIFE INSURANCE

A)  The Division shall administer the Manitoba Public School Employees’ Group Life Insurance Plan according to the terms and conditions of the Master Policy of the said plan, and subject to the limitations set out in Article (D).

B)  Unless otherwise excluded, the employees’ share of annual premiums shall be deducted in equal monthly amounts for all participants in the plan.

C)  All employees coming on staff after the effective date of the implementation of the Plan in the Division shall be required to participate in the plan, unless granted exclusion by the Trustees of the Manitoba Public School Employees’ Group Life Insurance Plan.

D) The Board’s responsibility with respect to the administration of this Plan shall be limited to the following:
      i.    deducting premiums from the employees;
      ii. enrolling newly hired employees in the Plan;
      iii. maintaining records of the employees who are and are not insured, including maintaining files of application cards, late applicants, employees whose coverage was rejected on late applications, beneficiary designations, and employees whose coverage has terminated on leaving the Division.
      iv. completing a premium statement to accompany premium remittances;
      v. providing claim forms to employees or beneficiaries on request;
     vi. completing and submitting the Employer Claim submission for claimants;
     vii. distributing Plan information to employees from time to time;
     viii. conducting periodic reopening from Accidental Death and Dismemberment applications.

E)  Save and except for the express responsibilities set out in (D) of this Article, the Association acknowledges and agrees that the Board has nor assumes any responsibility whatsoever with respect to any aspect of the Manitoba Public School Employees Group Life Insurance Plan.

F)  The Association shall indemnify and save harmless the Division from any and all losses, costs, liabilities or expenses suffered or sustained by the Division as a result of any claim or legal action arising from the deduction of premiums or exercise of other responsibilities with respect to the Group Life Insurance Plan.

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18.02: DISABILITY INSURANCE PLAN

A)  The Board shall deduct from employees’ salaries the full premium costs prescribed by the Plan and shall forward such premiums on a monthly basis to the Plan.

B)  Any employee shall be enrolled in the Plan and shall participate in the Plan, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Plan.

C)  Any employee entering the Division’s employ shall be enrolled automatically in the Plan and shall have deducted monthly from his/her salary the amount of premiums specified by the Plan.

D) The Board’s responsibility with respect to the administration of this Plan shall be limited to the following:
      i. deducting premiums from the employees;
      ii. enrolling newly hired employees in the Plan;
      iii. maintaining records of the employees who are and are not insured, including maintaining files of application cards, late applicants, employees whose coverage was rejected on late application, beneficiary designations, and employees whose coverage was terminated on leaving the Division;
      iv. completing a premium statement to accompany premium remittances;
      v. distributing plan information to employees from time to time;
      vi. completing the Disability Notification Form and submitting it to the Plan after an employee has been absent ten (10) consecutive teaching days and where the sickness or disability may result in the filing of a claims for benefits;
     vii. reporting to the Plan salary changes for teachers in receipt of benefits.

E)  Save and except for the deduction and remittance of premiums, and the express responsibilities set out in (D) of this Article, the Association acknowledges and agrees that the Board neither has nor assumes any responsibility whatsoever with respect to any aspect of this Disability Benefits Plan administered by the Manitoba Teachers’ Society.

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18.03: EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN

A)  The Board shall administer the Manitoba Teachers’ Society Extended Health Benefit Plan.

For purposes of this agreement, the word “administer” shall mean and be limited to:

i)  enrolling all newly hired eligible members,
ii)  deducting required monthly premiums from all enrolled members,
iii)  remitting premiums to the carrier on a monthly basis on the required form,
iv)  reporting all changes in family status to the carrier as reported by individual members to the Division,
v)  maintaining a supply of pamphlets, brochures and claim forms for distribution to members upon enrollment and/or upon request as is appropriate. All such materials are to be provided by the carrier.
vi)  Any other matters agreed to in writing between the parties from time to time.

B)  Except as noted below in C) and D), all members who are eligible under the terms of the plan shall be required to participate in the plan.

C)  Where a member provides evidence of coverage for Extended Health benefits through a spousal plan, such member shall be eligible to opt out of this plan subject to the terms of this plan.

D)  A member who works less than .30 FTE time shall not be required to join the plan.

E)  The Association agrees to indemnify and save the Division harmless of and from any and all claims which may be made against the Division arising out of the aforesaid administration of the Plan as noted in A) of this Article.

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18.04: DENTAL INSURANCE

A) The Division will participate in the administration of the MSBA/MTS Dental Plan in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Agreement entered into by the Division and the Association attached hereto as Schedule A (the “Dental Plan Agreement”).

B) All employees covered by this Collective Agreement that are eligible under the terms of the MSBA/MTS Dental Plan shall be required to participate in the MSBA/MTS Dental Plan unless entitled to elect out of the Dental Plan as maybe permitted under the terms thereof.

C) The cost of the MSBA/MTS Dental Plan will be paid by the Division/District in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Dental Plan Agreement.

D) The Division agrees that the Division’s monthly contribution to the Dental Plan on behalf of each Employee will be the monthly rate for family coverage (that is, entitlement to coverage for an Employee, his/her spouse, and his/her dependent children, having regard to the definition of spouse and dependent children in the Dental Plan).  Provided that prior to the beginning of the plan year an Employee may elect in prescribed form for reduced coverage as permitted under the terms of the Dental Plan in which case the Division agrees to make monthly payments to the Employee as follows:

     i. An Employee with only one dependent (spouse or child) who is entitled to and does so duly elect to opt down from family coverage under the Dental Plan to coverage for Employee and one other family member only, shall receive an amount equal to the difference in the monthly rate between family coverage and coverage for an employee and one dependent only;
     ii. An employee with neither spouse nor dependent children who is entitled to and does so duly elect to opt down from family coverage under the Dental Plan to coverage for an Employee only, shall receive an amount equal to the difference in the monthly rate between family coverage and coverage for an Employee only;
     iii. An Employee who is entitled to and does so duly elect to opt out of all coverage on the basis that the Employee’s spouse has dental plan coverage, shall receive an amount equal to the monthly rate for family coverage.

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18:05 SHORT TERM DISABILITY

A) The Board shall deduct from employees’ salaries the full premium costs prescribed by the Plan and shall forward such premiums on a monthly basis to the Plan.

B) Any employee shall be enrolled in the Plan and shall participate in the Plan, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Plan.

C) Any employee entering the Division’s employ shall be enrolled automatically in the Plan and shall have deducted monthly from his/her salary the amount of premiums specified by the Plan.

D) The Board’s responsibility with respect to the administration of this Plan shall be limited to the following:
      i. deducting premiums from the teachers;
      ii. enrolling newly hired eligible teachers in the Plan;
      iii. completing a premium statement to accompany premium remittances;
      iv. distributing plan information to teachers from time to time;
      v. completing a Short Term Disability Notification Form and submitting it to the Plan when a teacher has been absent and where the sickness or disability may result in the filing of a claims or benefits, as per the requirements of the plan

E) Save and except for the express responsibilities set out in (D) of this Article, the Association acknowledges and agrees that the Board neither has nor assumes any responsibility whatsoever with respect to any aspect of the Short Term Disability Benefits Plan.

F) The Association shall indemnify and save the Division from any and all losses, costs, liabilities or expenses suffered or sustained by the Division as a result of any claim or legal action arising from the deduction of premiums or exercise or responsibilities with respect to the Short Term Disability Plan.

G) The Association will receive 100% of any additional EI Premium Reduction as a result of the Short Term Disability Plan.

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ARTICLE 19: TRANSFER

The Association recognizes the right of the Division to assign teachers employed by the Division to schools and classes under the jurisdiction of the Division.

Transfers may be made at the initiative of the Superintendent, or other administrative officer, or at the request of a teacher, and for any purpose which, in the judgment of the Superintendent, is best for the welfare of the teacher or the school.

Division-Initiated Transfers

A)  The Board’s right to initiate a transfer shall be exercised fairly and reasonably having regard to all the circumstances including, in particular, the educational needs of the Division, which shall be the paramount consideration and, as a secondary consideration, the needs of the teacher involved.

B)  Prior to any Division-initiated transfer occurring, the Division shall provide to any teacher being considered for such transfer an opportunity for consultation with respect to the transfer.

C)  The most reasonable notice possible, given the circumstances, shall be provided to a teacher who is being transferred by the Division.  A teacher who has been notified of transfer after their contractual date of resignation shall have the right to terminate their contract of employment within two (2) weeks of the date of notification.

D)  Teachers who relocate their residence closer to their new assignment due to a Board-initiated transfer, and whose relocation exceeds 50 kilometers, shall be reimbursed by the Board moving expenses to a maximum of $1,000 against receipts.

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ARTICLE 20: LAYOFF

A) Where it is determined by the Board that a lay-off is necessary and where natural attrition, transfers, sabbaticals and leaves of absence do not effect the necessary reduction in staff, the Board shall give first consideration to retaining teachers having the greatest length of continuous service with the school division.

B) For the purpose of identifying the teachers to be laid off, first consideration will be given to seniority, provided that the teacher has the qualifications, training or experience for a specific teaching assignment.

C) The Board shall provide the Association with a seniority list indicating teachers on regular and Form 2A contracts and shall post the seniority list in each school in the Division prior to January 31st and September 30th of each year.  Teachers shall have until February 28th or October 31st to protest in writing any alleged omission or incorrect listing to the Board.  The seniority list as provided or amended must be certified prior to March 7th or November 7th by both parties in writing to be correct.

D) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the foregoing lay-off provisions shall not apply to teachers continuously employed under contract for one full school year or less, or to teachers employed for a specific term where, during that term the teacher is employed on the express-written understanding that the teacher will not after the completion of such term be employed by the Board.

E) Definitions:
     i) Training – Instruction received as preparation for the profession of teaching, which leads to the development of a particular skill or proficiency with respect to a particular subject or subjects.
     ii) Qualifications – Refers to the classification in which the teacher is placed by the Teachers’ Certification and Records Branch of the Department of Education. 
     iii) Experience – The practical application of the training over a period of time with respect to the particular subject or subjects.
     iv) Service - continuous employment with the Division: the teacher’s continuous employment with the Division from the date of hire in White Horse Plain School Division, Midland School Division and Prairie Rose School Division, under one or more successive regular or temporary contracts as long as there is no break in actual teaching service between contracts. Approved leaves of absence shall not constitute a break in continuity of service.
     v) Seniority - The teacher’s length of teaching service shall be determined in accordance with the following provisions:
            a) The teacher’s continuous employment with the Division as defined in article E) iv) above.
            b) Where teachers have the same length of continuous employment with the Division, the length of teaching service shall be determined on the basis of total teaching employment in the Division.
            c) Where teachers have the same length of service as in v (b), the length of teaching experience shall be determined on the basis of total teaching employment in Manitoba.
           d) Where teachers have the same length of total service in v (c), the length of teaching service shall be determined on the basis of total teaching employment recognized by Professional Certification Unit of Manitoba Education.
           e) If the length of teaching service, as in v (d) is equal, the order of the teacher’s listing on the seniority list shall be determined by lot, or by the Division.

F) In the event of lay-off the Board shall inform the Executive of the Association.

G) If after layoffs have occurred within one calendar year following the day of layoffs (lay-off date May 1st) positions become available, teachers who have been laid off and have given written notice with forwarding address that they wish to be recalled shall be offered the position first, providing such teachers have the necessary training, qualifications and experience, for the position available.  Seniority with the Board will be used to determine positions provided that the said teachers have the necessary training, qualifications and experience.

H) If a teacher is recalled as provided in (G) above, the following will not be affected:

      i)  accumulated sick leave
      ii)  seniority gained prior to being laid-off but seniority shall not be accrued for the period of the time of the lay-off.

I) The Division may, at its discretion, exempt a principal or vice-principal from the provisions of this article in the case where the principal or vice-principal would be subject to lay off in accordance with the provisions of the article.

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ARTICLE 21: TEACHERS ON LIMITED TERM TEACHER CONTRACTS

Any teacher employed by the Division on a Limited Term Teacher contract for two (2) consecutive full school years shall, upon an offer of employment from the Division for a third consecutive school year, be signed to a Teacher General contract and shall be entitled retroactively to seniority and unused sick leave.

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ARTICLE 22: POSTING OF POSITIONS

A) The Board shall post in each school an advertisement of any vacant teaching position in the School Division for at least one week.  Vacant teaching position shall mean a position where the incumbent has retired, resigned or been assigned to other duties and where the Division has determined that the position is to be filled.

B) Teachers who have ten (10) or more years of service in the Division shall be granted an interview when applying for a posted position for which they are qualified.

C) If Article 19: Transfers or Article 20: Layoff, are in conflict with this article, then those two articles take precedence over this article.

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ARTICLE 23: PREPARATION TIME

A) Over the course of the school year, the Division will provide the equivalent of a minimum of one hundred and eighty (180) minutes of preparation time per six (6) day cycle per full time teacher.

B) Part time teachers will be provided preparation time prorated based upon the percentage of their teaching assignment.

C) Teachers shall remain in their assigned school during their preparation time unless given approval by their principal.

D) It is expected and shall be the responsibility of each teacher to utilize preparation time or any spare periods provided to them in a productive, efficient manner by working towards fulfilling the educational needs of his/her students. These times are not rest periods. Teachers will remain within the school building during these periods, available for assignment, unless they are away on a school based assignment approved by school administration.

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ARTICLE 24: COMPLAINTS AGAINST TEACHERS

Where complaint is made to the Division respecting the competency or character of a teacher, the Division shall not terminate its agreement with the teacher unless it has communicated the complaint to him/her and given him/her the opportunity to appear before the Board, in person, or by his/her representative to answer the complaint.

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ARTICLE 25: PROVISION FOR SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTE DURING THE CURRENCY OF AGREEMENT

25.01

 Any difference between the parties to, or persons bound by the agreement, or on whose behalf it was entered into, concerning its content, meaning, application or violation, which is not settled to the satisfaction of the parties within twenty (20) teaching days from the date when the Association takes the matter up with the Division, or the Division notifies the Association, in writing, of its desire to have the differences negotiated, shall, upon the written request of either party, be submitted to an arbitration board, consisting of three (3) members.

Each of the parties to the dispute shall, within ten (10) days of the date of the written request for arbitration, appoint a nominee and shall notify the other party of the appointment.  These two nominees within a further period of ten (10) days after their appointment, shall meet and select an arbitrator mutually satisfactory to both.  Should the two nominees fail to agree upon an arbitrator within the required ten (10) days, either party may request the Manitoba Labour Board to make the appointment of an arbitrator.

The provisions of The Labour Relations Act respecting the appointment, powers, duties and decisions of arbitrators and arbitration boards apply hereto.

Nothing herein shall prohibit the parties from agreeing on a single arbitrator.  If the parties so agree, the provisions of this article relating to an arbitration board shall apply with the necessary change in point of detail, to the single arbitrator.

Except as herein provided, The Labour Relations Act shall apply.

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ARTICLE 26: DISCIPLINE CLAUSE

No teacher shall be disciplined without just and reasonable cause.

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ARTICLE 27: WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

The Division and Association recognize the right of all employees in the Prairie Rose School Division to a working environment free from harassment as defined in the Manitoba Human Rights Code and the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act.

SIGNATURES

This Agreement, made in triplicate this 19th day of May A.D. 2016.

In witness whereof the Prairie Rose School Division has caused its corporate seal to be hereto affixed, attested by the hands of its proper officers in that behalf, the day and year first above written, and the Prairie Rose Teachers’ Association of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society has by its duly authorized representatives hereto affixed its hand.


PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION                                PRAIRIE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
                                                                                             OF THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY

Per:__________________________________                   Per:__________________________________
        Board Chair                                                                            President

Per:__________________________________                   Per:__________________________________
        Secretary Treasurer                                                                  Secretary

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LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Letter of Understanding

Between

Prairie Rose School Division

And

Prairie Rose Teachers’ Association

Of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society

Effective from the date of signing of this collective agreement, the parties agree to the following:

1. Where the Superintendent or the School Board requests that a teacher take part in a professional development day on a day that falls on a non-regular school day, and if the teacher so takes part, the teacher shall be compensated with a personal leave day during the year with no deduction for substitute costs.


SIGNED THIS 19th DAY OF MAY, 2016.

PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION                      PRAIRE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
                                                                                   OF THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY

Per: __________________________                         Per: _______________________________
        Board Chair                                                                  President


Per: __________________________                        Per: _______________________________
          Secretary-Treasurer                                                    Secretary

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LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING

RE: ARTICLE 9: INTEREST ON BACK PAY

Letter of Understanding

Between

Prairie Rose School Division

And

Prairie Rose Teachers’ Association

Of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society

For the 2014-2018 Collective Agreement only, the Division will provide $1000.00 to the PRTA in lieu of interest on retroactive payment as outlined in Article 9.


SIGNED THIS 19th DAY OF MAY, 2016.

PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION               PRAIRE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
                                                                            OF THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY

Per: __________________________                 Per: _______________________________
         Board Chair                                                         President


Per: __________________________                Per: _______________________________
         Secretary-Treasurer                                             Secretary

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LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING

RE: ARTICLE 10.01: RED CIRCLED AT THE ALLOWANCE RATE AS OF JUNE 30, 2014

Letter of Understanding

Between

Prairie Rose School Division

And

Prairie Rose Teachers’ Association

Of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society

Incumbent in the role of principle at the St. Laurent School for the life of this Collective Agreement shall be red circled at the administrative allowance provided as of June 30, 2014.


SIGNED THIS 19th DAY OF MAY, 2016.

PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION            PRAIRE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
                                                                         OF THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY

Per: __________________________             Per: _______________________________
          Board Chair                                                    President


Per: __________________________             Per: _______________________________
          Secretary-Treasurer                                          Secretary

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LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING

RE: ARTICLE 23: PREPARATION TIME

The Division will analyze course offerings, school schedules, and time tables to work towards having teachers who only have prep time in one semester to attain some prep time in each semester of the school year. Recommendations will be brought to the Board in January 2017.  Providing the Board is able to implement prep time in both semesters, it will be implemented for the September 2017 school year.


SIGNED THIS 19th DAY OF MAY, 2016.

PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION                PRAIRE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
                                                                             OF THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY

Per: __________________________                 Per: _______________________________
           Board Chair                                                            President


Per: __________________________                Per: _______________________________
           Secretary-Treasurer                                                Secretary

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AUXILIARY AGREEMENT

THIS AUXILIARY AGREEMENT made as of the 19th day of May, 2016

BETWEEN:

PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION
(hereinafter referred to as the “Division”)

- and -

PRAIRIE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION OF
THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY,
(hereinafter referred to as the “Association”)

WHEREAS pursuant to a certain collective agreement dated May 19, 2016, the Division has agreed to participate in a number of insurance programs, including:

• The Manitoba Public School Employees Group Life Insurance Plan; and
• The Manitoba Public School Employees Dental & Extended Health Benefits Plan.

The Division has agreed to participate in these plans subject to the terms of administration and cost sharing, as determined by the conditions of entry stipulated by each individual plan.

WHEREAS
the Division recognizes that not all teachers will be eligible for coverage under these plans by virtue of their administration and underwriting rules, the Division and the Association have agreed that certain Teachers will be paid according to the annual rates of pay for the following school years; 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, and 2017/18.

Year 1: September 2014 (2014-15) 2.0% increase
Yrs. Exp. Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Class 7

0

35,505

38,627

43,313

51,723

55,538

58,688

61,906

1

37,179

40,750

45,591

55,002

58,655

61,908

65,232

2

38,852

42,874

47,874

58,282

61,770

65,138

68,555

3

40,526

44,997

50,153

61,559

64,887

68,363

71,879

4

42,198

47,122

52,433

64,839

68,002

71,593

75,210

5

43,872

49,245

54,714

68,118

71,122

74,813

78,532

6

45,547

51,367

56,995

71,398

74,237

78,040

81,854

7

 

53,494

59,271

74,676

77,353

81,259

85,177

8

 

 

63,124

77,954

80,470

84,485

88,505

9

 

 

 

81,238

83,587

87,715

91,818

10

 

 

 

 

86,704

90,928

95,180

Year 2: September 2015 (2015-16) 2.0% increase
Yrs. Exp. Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Class 7

0

36,215

39,400

44,179

52,757

56,649

59,862

63,144

1

37,923

41,565

46,503

56,102

59,828

63,146

66,537

2

39,629

43,731

48,831

59,448

63,005

66,441

69,926

3

41,337

45,897

51,156

62,790

66,185

69,730

73,317

4

43,042

48,064

53,482

66,136

69,362

73,025

76,714

5

44,749

50,230

55,808

69,480

72,544

76,309

80,103

6

46,458

52,394

58,135

72,826

75,722

79,601

83,491

7

 

54,564

60,456

76,170

78,900

82,884

86,881

8

 

 

64,386

79,513

82,079

86,175

90,275

9

 

 

 

82,863

85,259

89,469

93,654

10

 

 

 

 

88,438

92,747

97,084

Year 3: September 2016 (2016-17) 2.0% increase
Yrs. Exp. Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Class 7

0

36,939

40,188

45,063

53,812

57,782

61,059

64,407

1

38,681

42,396

47,433

57,224

61,025

64,409

67,868

2

40,422

44,606

49,808

60,637

64,265

67,770

71,325

3

42,164

46,815

52,179

64,046

67,509

71,125

74,783

4

43,903

49,025

54,552

67,459

70,749

74,486

78,248

5

45,644

51,235

56,924

70,870

73,995

77,835

81,705

6

47,387

53,442

59,298

74,283

77,236

81,193

85,161

7

 

55,655

61,665

77,693

80,478

84,542

88,619

8

 

 

65,674

81,103

83,721

87,899

92,081

9

 

 

 

84,520

86,964

91,258

95,527

10

 

 

 

 

90,207

94,602

99,026

Year 4: September 2017 (2017-18) 1.5% increase
Yrs. Exp. Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Class 7

0

37,493

40,791

45,739

54,619

58,649

61,975

65,373

1

39,261

43,032

48,144

58,082

61,940

65,375

68,886

2

41,028

45,275

50,555

61,547

65,229

68,787

72,395

3

42,796

47,517

52,962

65,007

68,522

72,192

75,905

4

44,562

49,760

55,370

68,471

71,810

75,603

79,422

5

46,329

52,004

57,778

71,933

75,105

79,003

82,931

6

48,098

54,244

60,187

75,397

78,395

82,411

86,438

7

 

56,490

62,590

78,858

81,685

85,810

89,948

8

 

 

66,659

82,320

84,977

89,217

93,462

9

 

 

 

85,788

88,268

92,627

96,960

10

 

 

 

 

91,560

96,021

100,511

Year 4: January 2018 (2017-18) 1.5% increase
Yrs. Exp. Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Class 7

0

38,055

41,403

46,425

55,438

59,529

62,905

66,354

1

39,850

43,677

48,866

58,953

62,869

66,356

69,919

2

41,643

45,954

51,313

62,470

66,207

69,819

73,481

3

43,438

48,230

53,756

65,982

69,550

73,275

77,044

4

45,230

50,506

56,201

69,498

72,887

76,737

80,613

5

47,024

52,784

58,645

73,012

76,232

80,188

84,175

6

48,819

55,058

61,090

76,528

79,571

83,647

87,735

7

 

57,337

63,529

80,041

82,910

87,097

91,297

8

 

 

67,659

83,555

86,252

90,555

94,864

9

 

 

 

87,075

89,592

94,016

98,414

10

 

 

 

 

92,933

97,461

102,019

The parties have acknowledged that, without limiting the foregoing, the following classes of Teachers shall be paid according to this pay scale:
1. Substitute teachers;
2. Part-time teachers working less than 30% of full time;
3. Teachers receiving a Maternity or Parental Leave top-up;
4. Term teachers who are contracted to work less than 60 days.

This Auxiliary Agreement is attached to and forms part of the Collective Agreement between the Parties dated at Carman, Manitoba this 19th day of May, 2016.

PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION                   PRAIRIE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
                                                                                OF THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY

Per:__________________________________      Per:__________________________________
          Board Chair                                                            President

Per:__________________________________      Per:__________________________________
          Secretary Treasurer                                                 Secretary

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COLLATERAL AGREEMENT

THIS COLLATERAL AGREEMENT made this 19th day of May, 2016          

BETWEEN:

THE PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION
(hereinafter referred to as the “Division”)

OF THE FIRST PART,

- and -

THE PRAIRIE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION OF
THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY
(hereinafter referred to as the “Association”)

OF THE SECOND PART.

WHEREAS pursuant to a certain collective agreement dated May 19, 2016, made between the Division and the Association, the Division has agreed to participate in the administration of the Manitoba Public School Employees Dental & Extended Health Benefits Plan (the “Plan”) for all of the eligible employees (the “Employees”) as described by the Manitoba Public School Employees Dental & Extended Health Benefits Plan Trust (the “Trust”) in the employ of the Division; and

WHEREAS the Division and the Association desire to set forth the terms and conditions under which the Division shall so participate in the administration of the Plan; and

WHEREAS pursuant to a certain agreement made between the Manitoba School Boards Association, the Manitoba Teachers’ Society and the Trust, the Trust is responsible for the formulation, implementation and operation of the Plan

NOW THEREFORE THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSETH that in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants herein contained, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

1. The preamble hereto shall form an integral part hereof.

2. The terms and conditions of the Plan shall be as formulated by the Trust.

3. Subject to the terms of the Agreement, the Division and the Association shall comply with any administrative or underwriting requirements in respect to the Plan stipulated by the Trust and/or by the insurer appointed by the Trust to administer the Plan.
 
4. The Division shall make the following payments:

     a) Subject to paragraph (b) which follows, for September, 2014 the Division shall pay monthly $83.50 on behalf of each Employee in respect of the Dental plan and/or $105.50 on behalf of each Employee in respect of the Extended Health plan, said $83.50 and $105.50 being the monthly rates for family coverage under each plan. Such payments shall be made to the Trust or to such party as the Trustees shall designate in writing.

Subject to paragraph (b) which follows, for September, 2015 the Division shall pay monthly $93.50 on behalf of each Employee in respect of the Dental plan and/or $107.50 on behalf of each Employee in respect of the Extended Health plan, said $93.50 and $107.50 being the monthly rates for family coverage under each plan. Such payments shall be made to the Trust or to such party as the Trustees shall designate in writing.

     b) Where an Employee is entitled to and has so elected for reduced coverage, as permitted under the terms of the Plan, that is, coverage for Employee and one dependent (spouse or child) only, or for Employee only, or for no coverage in the event of the Employee having alternate employer-sponsored group dental or health coverage, as the case may be, the Division shall pay to the employee the difference in the monthly rate under each plan between family coverage and the coverage elected by the Employee.

     c) For each year thereafter, the Division shall pay monthly on behalf of each Employee an amount not to exceed the amount payable by the Division for each Employee in the preceding year (taking into account payments referred to in both sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of this paragraph 4) increased or decreased by a percentage equivalent to the percentage negotiated or awarded on average for the salary schedule of the Employees in the current year.

5. It is understood and agreed by the Association that any eligible Employees employed on or after the effective date of the implementation of the Plan shall be required to participate in the Plan unless entitled to elect out of the Plan as may be permitted under the terms thereof.

6. This Agreement may be terminated by either of the parties hereto effective the first day of September of a particular calendar year provided that not less than 12 months written notice of such termination is given by the party terminating this Agreement to the other party hereto.

7. Any notice required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be deemed to be effectively given if mailed by registered mail, postage prepaid or delivered by bonded carrier to the parties at the following addresses:

  To the Division:

  PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION
  Box 1510, 45 Main St  South
  Carman MB   R0G 0J0

  To the Association:
 
  PRAIRIE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
  Box 1102
  Carman MB    R0G 0J0

and if mailed as aforesaid, shall be deemed to have been given on the fifth business day next following that upon which the letter containing such notice was posted.

8. Time shall be of the essence of the Agreement which Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Manitoba.

9. This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Division has caused its Corporate Seal to be hereunto affixed duly attested by the signatures of its proper officers in that behalf, the day and year first above written.


THE PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION
 
 ________________________ 
 Board Chair
 
 _______________________
 Secretary - Treasurer


 IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Association has caused this Agreement to be executed as duly attested by the signatures of the proper officers of the Association.

 THE PRAIRIE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
 
________________________ 
 President
  
 ________________________
 Secretary

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LETTER OF AGREEMENT

Re: Sept 2016 Salary grids net of Dental and Extended Health

LETTER OF AGREEMENT 
Manitoba Public School Employees Dental and Extended Health Plan

Between

The Prairie Rose School Division
 
and
 
The Prairie Rose Teachers’ Association

of the
 
Manitoba Teachers’ Society

The Division administers the Manitoba Public School Employees Dental and Extended Health Plan as per the Collateral Agreement dated November 14/16 for the members of the Prairie Rose Teachers’ Association.  Teachers who are participants in the Dental Plan and Extended Health shall be paid according to article 4 in the Collateral agreement. The following salary schedule reflects the provisions of article 4 of the Collateral Agreement for September 2016.

Year 3: September 2016 (2016-17)

Annual Benefit Premium $2,493

Yrs. Exp.

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

Class 5

Class 6

Class 7

0

34,446

37,695

42,570

51,319

55,289

58,566

61,914

1

36,188

39,903

44,940

54,731

58,532

61,916

65,375

2

37,929

42,113

47,315

58,144

61,772

65,277

68,832

3

39,671

44,322

49,686

61,553

65,016

68,632

72,290

4

41,410

46,532

52,059

64,966

68,256

71,993

75,755

5

43,151

48,742

54,431

68,377

71,502

75,342

79,212

6

44,894

50,949

56,805

71,790

74,743

78,700

82,668

7

 

53,162

59,172

75,200

77,985

82,049

86,126

8

 

 

63,181

78,610

81,228

85,406

89,588

9

 

 

 

82,027

84,471

88,765

93,034

10

 

 

 

 

87,714

92,109

96,533

Dated at Carmen, Manitoba this 14th day of November, 2016

Signed on behalf of the Prairie Rose School Division:
__________________________         
 Chairperson
________________________         
 Secretary – Treasurer


Signed on behalf of the Prairie Rose Teachers’ Association:
__________________________         
 President
__________________________         
 Secretary 

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COLLATERAL AGREEMENT

THIS COLLATERAL AGREEMENT made this 14th day of November, 2016          

BETWEEN:

THE PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION
(hereinafter referred to as the “Division”)

                                                                    OF THE FIRST PART,

- and -

THE PRAIRIE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION OF
THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY

(hereinafter referred to as the “Association”)

                                                                    OF THE SECOND PART

WHEREAS pursuant to a certain collective agreement dated May 19/16, made between the Division and the Association, the Division has agreed to participate in the administration of the Manitoba Public School Employees Dental & Extended Health Benefits Plan (the “Plan”) for all of the eligible employees (the “Employees”) as described by the Manitoba Public School Employees Dental & Extended Health Benefits Plan Trust (the “Trust”) in the employ of the Division; and

WHEREAS the Division and the Association desire to set forth the terms and conditions under which the Division shall so participate in the administration of the Plan; and

WHEREAS pursuant to a certain agreement made between the Manitoba School Boards Association, the Manitoba Teachers’ Society and the Trust, the Trust is responsible for the formulation, implementation and operation of the Plan.

NOW THEREFORE THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSETH that in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants herein contained, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

1. The preamble hereto shall form an integral part hereof.

2. The terms and conditions of the Plan shall be as formulated by the Trust.

3. Subject to the terms of the Agreement, the Division and the Association shall comply with any administrative or underwriting requirements in respect to the Plan stipulated by the Trust and/or by the insurer appointed by the Trust to administer the Plan.
 
4. The Division shall make the following payments:

a) Subject to paragraph (b) which follows, for September, 2016 the Division shall pay monthly $95.25 on behalf of each Employee in respect of the Dental plan and/or $112.50 on behalf of each Employee in respect of the Extended Health plan, said $95.25 and $112.50 being the monthly rates for family coverage under each plan. Such payments shall be made to the Trust or to such party as the Trustees shall designate in writing. Such payments shall be made to the Trust or to such party as the Trustees shall designate in writing.

b) Where an Employee is entitled to and has so elected for reduced coverage, as permitted under the terms of the Plan, that is, coverage for Employee and one dependent (spouse or child) only, or for Employee only, or for no coverage in the event of the Employee having alternate employer-sponsored group dental or health coverage, as the case may be, the Division shall pay to the employee the difference in the monthly rate under each plan between family coverage and the coverage elected by the Employee.

c) For each year thereafter, the Division shall pay monthly on behalf of each Employee an amount not to exceed the amount payable by the Division for each Employee in the preceding year (taking into account payments referred to in both sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of this paragraph 4) increased or decreased by a percentage equivalent to the percentage negotiated or awarded on average for the salary schedule of the Employees in the current year.

5. It is understood and agreed by the Association that any eligible Employees employed on or after the effective date of the implementation of the Plan shall be required to participate in the Plan unless entitled to elect out of the Plan as may be permitted under the terms thereof.

6. This Agreement may be terminated by either of the parties hereto effective the first day of September of a particular calendar year provided that not less than 12 months written notice of such termination is given by the party terminating this Agreement to the other party hereto.

7. Any notice required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be deemed to be effectively given if mailed by registered mail, postage prepaid or delivered by bonded carrier to the parties at the following addresses:

  To the Division:

  PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION
  Box 1510, 45 Main St  South
  Carman MB   R0G 0J0

  To the Association:
 
 PRAIRIE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
 Box 1102
 Carman MB    R0G 0J0

and if mailed as aforesaid, shall be deemed to have been given on the fifth business day next following that upon which the letter containing such notice was posted.

8. Time shall be of the essence of the Agreement which Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Manitoba.

9. This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Division has caused its Corporate Seal to be hereunto affixed duly attested by the signatures of its proper officers in that behalf, the day and year first above written.

 THE PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION
 
 ______________________________ 
 Chairperson
 
 ______________________________ 
 Secretary - Treasurer


 IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Association has caused this Agreement to be executed as duly attested by the signatures of the proper officers of the Association.

 THE PRAIRIE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
 
 ______________________________
 President
 
 ______________________________ 
 Secretary

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Memorandum of Settlement

THIS AGREEMENT made as of the 29th day of June, 2018 (the “Agreement”)

BETWEEN:

PRAIRIE ROSE SCHOOL DIVISION,

(the “Employer”) 

- and - 

PRAIRIE ROSE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION OF THE MANITOBA TEACHERS’ SOCIETY,

(the “Association”)

WHEREAS:

  1. The Association filed a grievance on September 19, 2017 grieving the application of the Maternity / Adoptive / Parental Leave provisions of the Collective Agreement; and whereas various Individual Grievances were also filed (hereinafter all grievances are collectively referred to as, the “Grievance”); and
  2. The Employer and the Association have reached a resolution concerning the Grievance on the terms and conditions as set out herein.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereby agree as follows:

  1. Effective June 30, 2018, Article 14.04.1 of the Collective Agreement shall be deleted and replaced with the revised Article 14.04.1, as set out in Schedule “A” hereof;
  2. Effective the date of this Agreement, the Grievance will be withdrawn on a with prejudice basis;
  3. From the date of this Agreement, up to June 30, 2018, the Association agrees not to file any grievance with respect to the subject matter of the Grievance; and
  4. Any teacher on leave, pursuant to Article 14.04, as of July 1, 2018, who remains on leave in September of 2018, will be subject to the revised Article 14.04.1 (Schedule “A”) for the portion of his/her leave remaining as of July 1, 2018.

Signed at Roland this 29th day of June, 2018.

Prairie Rose Teachers’ Association

Per:_______________________________

Signed at Carman this 29th day of June, 2018.

Prairie Rose School Division

Per:_____________________________

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