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Celebrating 39 Years!



IMPORTANT  Message to All Members

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Did you know that W.A.N.T.E. is NOT able to use WSD email for association business?

If you are not receiving email updates from us, we probably don’t have your personal email address on file.  Please send a quick email to wantevicepres@mymts.net and your email address will be added to the list.


** Procedures for EI and the return to work **

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President’s Message  click here

To see resources available to members  click here 


Pandemic Planning and Preparedness Update March 31, 2020

Please review the attached update and take notice of the highlighted sections.

Current class suspensions are postponed indefinitely…


work-from-home protocols will continue…

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The Chief Provincial Health Officer has ordered all non-essential businesses in Manitoba to temporarily close, prior to April 14, 2020. This includes all union and association offices.   To read more click here


President’s Message

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President’s Message to All Members     click here


President’s Message re: work-from-home strategy     click here

Potential tasks to do from home     click here


Work-from-home strategy for non-teaching staff released by WSD on March 19, 2020     click here


President’s Message March 18, 2020   click here

W.A.N.T.E.’s letter to WSD   click here

COVID 19  Update March 17    click here

COVID 19 Self-Isolation Directive by WSD   click here 

COVID 19 Classroom Closures   click here


Report from Lawrie Cherniack Concerning W.A.N.T.E. Members’ Opinions

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W.A.N.T.E. BROCHURE   click Here

For the  Bank Time Process and Form   click Here

W.A.N.T.E. was certified on September 15, 1980. The road to certification began with the Clerks committee and through their hard work and research the Association was formed to represent Clerical Staff and Educational Assistants working within the Division.  The objectives of the Association are to:

  • Unite into one organization all non-managerial and non-teaching employees regardless of race, creed, color, nationality, sex, age, political belief, ancestry or place of origin.
  • Act as a bargaining agent for employees and to regulate the relations between the said employees and their employers in order to establish better rates of pay, hours of work and conditions of employment, and to settle disputes arising out of such matters in an equitable manner.
  • Maintain harmonious relations between the employers and the employees.

The Association currently represents approximately 1700 support staff which include:

  • Adult Crossing Guard
  • Child Development Lab Assistants
  • Clinical Assistants
  • Computer Technicians
  • Educational Assistants
  • Food Coordinators
  • Home Learning Assistants
  • Interpreters
  • Library Technicians
  • Secretarial and Clerical Staff
  • Vocational Trainers
  • Volunteer Assistant Coordinator & Coordinator
  • Work Experience Coordinators