May 15, 2012

Limited progress at Community Social Services bargaining table

BURNABY—Community Social Services bargaining resumed for the week of April 30, with limited progress.

The multi-union bargaining committee – the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) – is continuing to make the case for a fair and reasonable deal at the bargaining table, including a wage increase. It is also pushing back on concessionary demands by the employer.

May 9, 2012

Important survey on unionized child care centres

BURNABY—CUPE is a partner organization on the Child Care Human Resources Sector Council (CCHRSC), which will be defunded as of March next year. In the meantime, the council has funding to complete an important survey on wages, benefits, and working conditions in child care centres. 

April 20, 2012

Slow progress at community social services bargaining table

BURNABY—Progress has been frustratingly slow during the second round of contract talks this week between the multi-union bargaining committee, the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA), and the employer group, the Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA).

April 10, 2012

Busload of CUPE, HEU members walk for community social services

VICTORIA—At the conclusion of Community Social Services Awareness Month on March 31, some 45 CUPE and HEU members from the Lower Mainland joined a crowd of more than 300 people in the provincial capital for the fourth annual Walk for Community Social Services.

March 19, 2012

Unions, employer exchange preliminary proposals during second week of CSS contract talks

BURNABY—The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA) exchanged their opening proposals during the first round of contract talks, which began February 27.

March 5, 2012

Contract talks now underway in Community Social Services

Proposals exchanged during first week of negotiations

BURNABY—By the end of the first week of negotiations in the community social services sector, the unions’ bargaining team and the employer had reached agreement on a bargaining protocol.

The protocol determines the process the two parties will use to negotiate a new collective agreement for B.C.’s 15,000 unionized community social services workers.

The multi-union bargaining committee and the employer also exchanged proposals during the week long talks, which commenced on February 27.

March 2, 2012

March is Community Social Services Awareness Month!

Take Action: Show the BC Government that Community Social Services matter to you!

BURNABY—Frontline community social service workers and agencies help build safe, healthy, and caring communities across B.C. During difficult periods, or when a crisis arises, community-based social services are available to help individuals and families deal with life’s challenges.

February 29, 2012

March is Community Social Services Awareness Month!

BURNABY—Community Social Services Awareness month is a province-wide effort to raise awareness about the vital role that community social services play in our communities – by taking the message out to communities across British Columbia.

February 24, 2012

CSS workers asked to wear red to work as bargaining talks resume on Monday

BURNABY—Community social services workers are passionate about the people they support and the community-based services they provide. That’s why their bargaining association is asking all members in the sector to wear the colour red to work on Monday (February 27), as the unions representing B.C.’s 15,000 community social services workers return to the table to begin the next round of contract negotiations.

January 26, 2012

First bargaining dates set for Community Social Services

Multi-union CSSBA, employers agency to commence talks during week of February 27

BURNABY— Community-based social service workers across British Columbia are returning to the bargaining table in 2012.