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CSS Members Vote in Favour of New Collective Agreement

CSS Members Vote in Favour of New Collective Agreement

Members in the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) voted 95% in favour of the tentative agreement reached with the employers represented by the Community Social Services Employer’s Association (CSSEA).

This was one of the longest rounds of negotiations in the history of this sector and we thank each member of the bargaining unit who took the time to vote and stayed engaged throughout this process.

CSS Bargaining Update Reminder: CSS tentative agreement information meetings Monday and Tuesday

Voting on your tentative agreement opens on March 20 (more on that below), and in preparation, all CSS members are invited to join information meetings scheduled for Monday and Tuesday: 
Monday, March 6 
noon to 1:00 pm PST 
Tuesday, March 7 
7:00 to 8:00 pm PST 
These telephone town halls will give all members an opportunity to listen to reports from the negotiating team, hear questions from other members, and ask questions themselves. 

CSS Bargaining Update: Tentative agreement reached

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is pleased to announce a tentative agreement has been reached with the Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA). This includes agreements for workers in the Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services sub-sectors.

The tentative agreement was negotiated with nine other unions who represent members in the agreement: BCGEU, CUPE, HEU, CSWU Local 1611, CLAC, USW 1-417, UFCW and BCNU.

HSA welcomes new operating agreement for Starbright CDC

Health Sciences Association of BC welcomes the BC government's decision to support the operations of Starbright Children's Development Centre with a new service agreement. Starbright was facing imminent closure after a pilot project on establishing centralized services for children and youth with special needs was awarded to another agency in January.

CSS Bargaining Update: Negotiations resume

Negotiations between the nine-union Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the provincial Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) – which covers you and 17,000 other unionized workers in the sector – resumed yesterday.