Dec 05, 2012

Vancouver Island job action next week, none over holidays

Entire B.C. Labour movement rallies in support of a better deal for CSS

BURNABY—There will be no community social services job action between December 17, 2012 and January 6, 2013.

Details will be announced shortly regarding next week’s strike action on Vancouver Island. As always, workers will be contacted directly if their agency or workplace is a target for job action.

From December 17, it’s time to take a break and celebrate the holiday season. The entire CSSBA bargaining committee would like to extend its best wishes and thanks to the hundreds of workers who took to the picket lines over the past two months.

“We remain hopeful that we can return to the bargaining table in the near future to bring our contract negotiations to a successful conclusion,” says CUPE’s community social services coordinator Cheryl Colborne.

BC’s Labour movement supports a better deal for community social service workers. That’s the message delivered by nearly two thousand union members who rallied in support of community social services in downtown Vancouver on November 28.  View photos.

On Tuesday December 4, Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society was taken out, thereby crystallizing the strike vote in the Aboriginal Services subsector. Pictures are available here. An excellent article was just published in The Tyee covering this job action.

Don’t forget to “Like” BC’s Community Social Services group on Facebook to stay up-to-date with latest developments, to view strike action pictures and see the latest media coverage of the strike.

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