About us

Executive and Stewards

President Tammy Murphy

president@cupe728.ca

 

Vice President Theresa Pidcock

1stvp@cupe728.ca

 

Second Vice President – Debra Merrier

2ndvp@cupe728.ca

 

Recording Secretary Karen Nicoletti

recsecretary@cupe728.ca

 

Secretary Treasurer Cory Hyslop

sectreasurer@cupe728.ca  604-576-2873

 

Communications Officer Amber Wynn

commofficer@cupe728.ca

 

Exec At Large Cassie Deezar

execatlarge1@cupe728.ca

 

Exec At Large Manuel Tunchez

execatlarge2@cupe728.ca

 

Sergeant At Arms – Kyle Jones

 

 

Sergeant At Arms – Sheila Simpson

 


If you have an issue or a question pertaining to work, please call your respective Executive Shop Steward at the contact information below. They will contact you as soon as they can. The union office will only refer you to your Executive Shop Steward. Please do not call your Executive Shop Stewards at their places of work.

 

Clerical Shop Steward
Shannon Levinsky
ssclerical@cupe728.ca
778-808-3917

 

Caretaker Shop Steward
George Hardy
ssjanitors@cupe728.ca 
604-812-2611

 

 

EA Elementary Shop Steward
Gaylene Garceau
ssseaelementary@cupe728.ca
778-808-4483

 

 

EA Secondary and all EA Spareboard Shop Steward
Amanda Williams
ssseasecondary@cupe728.ca
604-818-2019

 

Non Trades Shop Steward
Andrew Truman
ssmaintnontrades@cupe728.ca
604-813-1799

 

School and Community Support (Formally Attendants) Shop Steward
Allan Henricks
ssattendants@cupe728.ca
604-341-6627

 

Student Support Shop Steward
Nora Hooper
ssstudentsupport@cupe728.ca
778-808-5823

 

 

Trades Shop Steward
Mark Kawakami
ssmainttrades@cupe728.ca
604-723-1921

 


GENERAL STEWARDS

If you have a general union question that is not specific to a department, please email the following:

   steward@cupe728.ca

 

Committees

If you have active committees, here is a good place to put either their contact information, or updates and information from your committees.

 

Who we are

CUPE 728 represents the support staff for the Surrey school district (S.D. 36). We are the School & Community Support Workers, Bus Drivers, Clerical, Caretakers, Maintenance, Education Assistants, and Student Support workers who all have a role in the education of Surrey and White Rock’s youth. We are in the unique position of working in B.C.’s largest and fastest growing school district. Surrey is one of Canada’s most culturally diverse and historically rich communities. Our role is defending the rights of our workers, protecting and enhancing the learning experience for the students in our schools and ultimately striving to achieve equality for the future generations in all our communities. As a union it is our responsibility to improve our members’ working conditions as well as their standards of living; to educate and support the interest of labour locally and abroad; to embrace diversity and demand equality; to promote the health of our members and ease the burden of illness. In their many capacities, our members strive to provide for every school an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.

 

Equality statement

Union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels. Any behaviour that creates conflict prevents us from working together to strengthen our union.

As unionists, mutual respect, cooperation and understanding are our goals. We should neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

Discriminatory speech or conduct which is racist, sexist, transphobic or homophobic hurts and thereby divides us. So too, does discrimination on the basis of ability, age, class, religion, language and ethnic origin.

Sometimes discrimination takes the form of harassment. Harassment means using real or perceived power to abuse, devalue or humiliate. Harassment should not be treated as a joke. The uneasiness and resentment that it creates are not feelings that help us grow as a union.

Discrimination and harassment focus on characteristics that make us different; and they reduce our capacity to work together on shared concerns such as decent wages, safe working conditions, and justice in the workplace, society and in our union.

CUPE’s policies and practices must reflect our commitment to equality. Members, staff and elected officers must be mindful that all persons deserve dignity, equality and respect.