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**NEW**  Letter to Members dated June 29, 2020     click here


BILL 28 COURT DECISION     click here

BILL 28 BULLETIN      click here 


Educational Assistant C Representative
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JUNE 2020 NEWLETTER Click Here

Manitoba News Release: Second Phase of Restoring Safe Services Plan to Begin June 1     click here

W.A.N.T.E. Election Bulletin
and AGM update May 27, 2020     click here

Letter to Members dated May 26, 2020     click here

Letter to Members dated May 22, 2020     click here

Letter to Members dated May 21, 2020    click here


Online voting for the 2 Members-at-Large positions will close at midnight on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

W.A.N.T.E. Election Bulletin dated April 24, 2020      click here

W.A.N.T.E. Election SLATE OF CANDIDATES     click here

Questions and Answers re: Voluntary Lay-Off     click here

Letter to members dated May 7, 2020     click here

Letter of Understanding re: COVID-19 Pandemic     click here


Letter to Members Re:  Unused EAAD Days     click here


W.A.N.T.E. Election Bulletin dated April 24, 2020      click here

W.A.N.T.E. Election SLATE OF CANDIDATES      click here

Letter to members dated April 20, 2020    click here

Bulletin dated April 17, 2020     click here

Bulletin dated April 14, 2020     click here

Letter to Members dated April 13, 2020     click here

Bulletin dated April 9, 2020     click here

Letter to WSD     click here

Letter to Minister of Education     click here


Report for Work / Work-from-Home

We are aware that some of our members are being asked by their Administrators to report to their workplace for meaningful work.

Members are expected to complete meaningful work in their workplaces OR work from home with a work-from-home plan that has been approved by their principal/supervisor.

Please remember that if asked to report to your workplace, a proper health protocol plan (social distancing, wearing gloves and/or masks if appropriate and washing hands often) must be in place to ensure safety for all.

Since classes have been suspended indefinitely, we expect members to follow the above plan until they are told otherwise.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the W.A.N.T.E. office.

IMPORTANT  Message to All Members

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** 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