Image posted to surrey.ca on a page detailing fitness and wellness programs in the city.

Fitness instructors, trainers in Surrey join union representing city workers

CUPE 402 gains 206 new members following Jan. 25 vote

Fitness instructors, trainers and others employed by the City of Surrey have joined the union representing city workers.

CUPE 402 gained 206 new members through a Labour Relations Board vote held on Jan. 25.

The new members work for the City of Surrey as group fitness instructors (including aquafit), personal trainers, and wellness instructors (including meditation, pilates and yoga).

“We are so pleased to welcome these workers to our local,” said CUPE 402 president Jeannie Kilby said in a release posted to the union’s website.

“Their work helps residents from all walks of life maintain and improve their health – benefiting the whole community.”

The work of fitness professionals is “highly certified, and instructors must be registered with their professional associations,” the post says. “They help seniors stay in their homes longer, provide social connection for people who may not have a large circle of friends, and help people with injuries heal safely.”

CUPE 402 represents more than 3,500 part- and full-time members including workers at the City of White Rock (CUPE 402-01), Surrey Public Library (CUPE 402-02), and Cloverdale Rodeo (CUPE Local 402-03).

• RELATED STORIES:

General Motors disputes UNIFOR’s Super Bowl ad

B.C. nurses approve collective agreement with pay increase, workload changes

Union issues 72-hour strike notice to Vancouver Art Gallery

Just Posted

VIDEO: British couple vacationing detained after ‘accidentally’ crossing Langley-Lynden border

CBP claims individuals were denied travel authorization, crossing was deliberate

‘Coffee with Cops’ visits Cloverdale

Surrey RCMP Wendy Mehat says there is always a good response from the public for the informal chat sessions

Surrey’s top cop Dwayne McDonald is moving on

McDonald’s new role is RCMP’s criminal operations officer in charge of federal, investigative services and organized crime for B.C.

Overdose deaths down in Surrey, but more than two people still dying a week

As of the end of August, 86 people died by illicit drug overdose in Surrey, which is a drop from 2018

Federal candidates’ Facebook ad spending disclosed

Facebook’s new Ad Library shows how much candidates are spending on advertisements

VIDEO: B.C. man’s yard comes alive with grizzlies at night

Malakwa man has captured images of 12 different grizzlies on video

Man who orchestrated Mission murders gets day parole after serving less than three years

Victims’ parents express grief, outrage over parole board decision

Woman, 24, faces life-altering injuries after being dragged 4 blocks by vehicle in Vancouver

A gofundme account says the woman will have to undergo multiple complex surgeries

Fatal overdoses down by 33% in B.C., but carfentanil deaths continue to spike

Carfentanil, an illicit drug more powerful than fentanyl, causing more deaths than ever

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

Most Read