19, 2020 The announcement of the preliminary agreement is made because teachers across the province are finding distance learning due to the suspension of teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Surrey professors will meet on September 19, 2019 in front of the Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains office to raise concerns about collective bargaining. (File photo: Lauren Collins) READ ALSO: As B.C. schools are closed to most, teachers get a three-year provisional contract, March 26, 2020 Westphal added that he has not yet seen all the details of the agreement, but he is eager to read it. This new policy and this change in our collective agreement is unfair and unfair. Yes, biological mothers should receive additional benefits, but not at the expense of adoptive mothers and other parents. Our eldest daughter is also a teacher in the Surrey School District and is about to give birth to our grandchir. While I am delighted that she is now able to get 23 weeks of support at 70%, I think adoptive parents and biological fathers should be able to maintain at least their access to 15 weeks of benefits to reach 70%. Local Calendar – Not sure how you`ll get acquainted with the extra time they missed for the second week of spring break? Look at the agreement signed below: This new discriminatory policy, which has not been well promoted in our district, has put our family in a very difficult financial situation.