After some complications in our last hours of bargaining (and with an extension from BCPSEA), CUPE 728 came to a tentative agreement with the Surrey School District just after midnight on the 26th of January. The committee was bargaining for 28 days, the last 2 weeks were into the late hours of the night. Today, January 26, at 3:30pm we signed off on our MOA (Memorandum of Agreement). I would like to thank the bargaining committee, Theresa Pidcock, Karen Nicoletti, Shannon Levinsky, George Hardy, Amanda Williams, Gaylene Garceau, Andrew Truman, Mark Kawakami, Nora Hooper, Allan Henricks and our National Rep Jocelyn Morgan for putting in such long hours with tireless commitment to the process and to the membership. They have all paused their lives to help improve the working conditions for all members. Although we did not get everything we were fighting for, we did make large gains and had no concessions.
Thank you for your patience. The MOA will be sent out as soon as possible.
On behalf of the bargaining committee.