SMS Strike Vote Result

Dear SMS members,

Thank you to everyone who cast their ballot and voted overwhelmingly in favour of the SMS strike vote.

We can confirm that 92 members voted and 88% voted in favour of a strike.

Next Steps: Job Action Meetings
Please join us for an important job action meeting next week to discuss the strategy and actions we will be taking over the next few weeks. These are repeat meetings, please choose the one that works best for you:

Wednesday, May 3, 12:30 – 1:30 pm in Room 2
Wednesday, May 3, 3:30 – 4:30 pm in Room 2
Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 – 7:30 pm via Zoom: Join HERE

Stay Informed
If you haven’t done so already, please ensure we have your personal email on file as all communication with SMS members has been moved to this channel. Visit and log-in to review and update your contact details. Contact for assistance.

Expect weekly meetings and communications as we ramp up our job action. Please check your junk mail to make sure you are receiving communications from the PEA.

Public Messaging
If anyone asks about the outcome of the strike vote, you can tell them that we’re asking SMS to invest in all PEA members so that student learning doesn’t suffer in the years ahead. This means a fair deal for the whole school and is the reason why members have voted to take job action.

Thank you for voting yes and supporting the bargaining committee.

In solidarity,

Mike Keddy
Cory Steadman
Bev Waterfield
Rhiannon Bray, Labour Relations Officer

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