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Governor signs collective bargaining agreement

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On Monday, the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the Guam Education Board and Guam Federation of Teachers was finally approved and signed by Governor Eddie Calvo.  It's been six years since the last collective bargaining agreement. The 45-page agreement will benefit thousands of public school teachers, providing clarity and protections to the island's educators on topics such as, teacher duties and responsibilities, transfers, personal leave and grievance procedures.

GEB chair Maria Gutierrez says "this is the most positive collaborative relationship I've seen between the board and the union", highlighting the hundreds of hours of work put into this agreement. President of the GFT Sanjay Sharma, a teacher at JFK High School, says "I'm excited that the governor has signed our CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement). Even though GFT, the management team of GDOE and the GEB have worked harmoniously during the absence of a CBA, having one in place reaffirms our commitment to the students of Guam".

For GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez says "our end goal has always been rights and protections for teachers and in turn a supportive and quality learning environment for public school students". This new agreement will remain in effect for five years.

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