•  - The TRAF Board approved a 1.15% COLA effective July 1, 2018.

  •  - As a reminder, the 2/3 of CPI cap that has been in place on the annual COLA since July 1, 2008 ceases to apply effective with the July 1, 2018 COLA.

  •  - At a February 2018 meeting with the Minister of Education and Training, RTAM was informed that, at this time, there are no plans to extend the provision for restricting the TRAF Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) implemented in 2008 which has now expired. The calculation of COLA reverts to the provisions in place prior to 2008 as per subsection 10(7) of The Teachers’ Pensions Act.


Retirement is a time of transitions. Throughout your career you belonged to the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS), but upon retirement you are no longer a member. The Retired Teachers’ Association of Manitoba (RTAM) exists to serve retired teachers. We invite you to join the growing number of RTAM members and enjoy the benefits of belonging.

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