Executive and Stewards
President Tammy Murphy
Vice President Theresa Pidcock
Second Vice President – Debra Merrier
Recording Secretary Karen Nicoletti
Secretary Treasurer Cory Hyslop
Communications Officer Marcey Campbell
Exec At Large Cassie Deezar
At Large Allan Henricks
Sergeant At Arms – Sheila Simpson
Sergeant At Arms - Jayme Baggot
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
Caretaker Shop Steward
IESW (EA) Elementary Shop Steward (posted positions only) that were previously EAs
IESW (EA) Secondary and all IESW Spareboard Shop Steward that were previously EAs
Non Trades Shop Steward
School and Community Support Shop Steward
Student Support Shop Steward & ABA IESW's
Trades Shop Steward
If you have a general union question that is not specific to a department, please email the following:
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, Inclusive Education Support Workers (formally EAs) 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.
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.