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April 1, 2019 wage and benefits update for HSA members covered by the Community Social Services collective agreement

The Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) and the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) have agreed upon the distribution of the first of three annual $20 million Low Wage Redress funds effective April 1, 2019. This will also cover the adjustment in pay in lieu of benefits for part-time and casual employees to account for the addition of Family Day.
 

HSA Board of Directors is recommending you vote yes to the tentative Community Social Services Collective Agreement

Your HSA Board of Directors met July 3, 2018 to review the particulars of the tentative agreement reached in the Community Social Services Sector and are recommending HSA members vote yes.

Further to the June 28, 2018 email sent to you regarding the details of the tentative agreement reached for Community Social Services workers, meeting dates for voting on the agreement have now been set, with the first meeting happening next Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Survey on precarious work in the community social services sector

Are you affected by precarious work – employment that is insecure, unprotected, lacking in regular work and/or benefits, and that cannot support a family?
 
Your union – Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA) -- , the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA), and the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) are working together to study the extent of precarious work in your sector.
 

Update on benefits for community social services

BY DENNIS BLATCHFORD, HSA PENSIONS AND BENEFITS ADVOCATE

Q: I have been following the Health Sciences Benefit Trust (JHSBT) for Health Science Professional Bargaining Association members, and am wondering if there is any news about benefits for community social services professionals. I understood there was a commitment to review benefit plans in my sector as well. Is that the case?

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