H - Negotiations

SECTION H: NEGOTIATIONS

HA - Negotiations Goals

SECTION H: NEGOTIATIONS

File HA

NEGOTIATIONS GOALS

The Portage la Prairie School Division Board, or its representatives, and the Portage la Prairie Teachers’ Association of the Manitoba Teacher’s Society will enter into negotiations to obtain a Collective Agreement which establishes:

  1. salary schedules, and
  2. working conditions.

The Portage la Prairie School Division Board, or its representatives, will enter into negotiations with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2085 to obtain a Collective Agreement which establishes:

  1. salary schedules, and
  2. working conditions.

The Portage la Prairie School Division Board, or its representatives, will meet with other employee groups to establish:

  1. salary schedules, and
  2. working conditions.

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HB - Negotiations Legal Status

SECTION H: NEGOTIATIONS

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NEGOTIATIONS LEGAL STATUS

The legal requirements associated with Collective Bargaining are stated in the Public Schools Act, Part VIII, sections 97-112 and the Labour Relations Act.

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HC - Guidelines for Collective Bargaining

SECTION H: NEGOTIATIONS

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GUIDELINES FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

The Board will negotiate terms and conditions of employment with all officially recognized employee bargaining groups pursuant to the provisions of existing Collective Agreements, the Public Schools Act, Labour Relations Act and Employment Standards Code. Terms and conditions of employment shall mean compensation paid or furnished to the employee, physical conditions at the place of employment which affect the health or safety of employees, and benefits as the term is commonly understood in public employment.

The Business and Finance Committee of the Board shall be the official negotiating committee of the Board. The Chair of the Business and Finance Committee or his/her appointee shall be the spokesperson. With the approval of the Board, the Committee may delegate a Board approved negotiator as its spokesperson.

The Business and Finance Committee is authorized to make tentative agreements with the bargaining units provided these agreements do not alter or conflict with official Board policies, regulations or the Board-approved negotiation plan. Any item which alters or conflicts with official Board policies, regulations or the negotiation plan must be approved by the Board before any tentative agreements are reached with the bargaining units.

Although not all inclusive, the following general items are considered non-negotiable. Specific items will be determined by the Board as necessary:

  1. The executive management and administrative control over the school system and its properties and facilities.
  2. The hiring of employees and, subject to the provision of law, the determination of their qualifications, and conditions for their continued employment, or their dismissal or demotion, and the transfer or reassignment of all such employees.
  3. The establishment of grades, courses and programs of instruction, including special programs, and the provision for athletic, recreational and social events for students.
  4. The determination of the means and methods of instruction, the selection of text books and other teaching materials, the use of teaching aides of whatever kind or nature and the amount of money to be budgeted for such items.
  5. The determination of class size, class schedules, hours of instruction, School Calendar, and the duties, responsibilities and assignments of teacher and other employees.
  6. The salary associated with a position created during the term of a Collective Agreement.

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HD - Privileges of Staff Negotiating Organizations

SECTION H: NEGOTIATIONS

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PRIVILEGES OF STAFF NEGOTIATING ORGANIZATIONS

Staff negotiating organizations have the permission of the Board to use, to a reasonable extent, those Division facilities and services which are necessary to carry on negotiations.

More specifically, these privileges involve the use of school room space for negotiating meetings, the use of inter-school mail facilities, and the use of communication and duplicating equipment.

These privileges will be exercised only with the approval of the Principal of the school(s) involved.

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