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Nearly 500 family service workers on strike

Nearly 500 family service workers across British Columbia are striking on Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7.

Family service workers work with vulnerable families. They intervene when children or youth are at risk. They help with substance addictions. They work with teenage or single parents trying to make ends meet. They provide family counselling, vocational and life skills training, job placement services, assessment, therapy, infant and supported child development, and autism intervention.

Striking disability staff walk out; Community service workers getting paid a dollar per hour less than 11 years ago

Richmond News 

Dozens of community social services workers, many from the Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA), went on a one-day strike Wednesday morning outside the DDA head office on Shell Road.

DDA executive director Alanna Hendren was present and spoke to media and workers about the starting wages that are $15.54 an hour, down from $16.83 in 2002.

"During a time when the cost of living has increased by 18 per cent, this has to change," said Hendren who added her and the board of directors have no input into pay levels.

Community Social Services: More than 3000 community living workers going on strike

Nearly 3,400 community living workers who support adults, children and infants with disabilities and their families are going on strike, starting Wednesday, January 30. 

The 24-hour job action will affect Richmond-based Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) and Burnaby-based PosAbilities, the two largest community social service agencies in British Columbia. Agencies in Vancouver, Victoria, Prince George, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Kamloops, Vanderhoof, Trail, Salmon Arm, Castlegar, Creston and Cranbrook will also be picketed.

Community Social Services: More than 3000 workers going on strike

Nearly 3,400 community living workers who support adults, children and infants with disabilities and their families are going on strike, starting Wednesday, January 30.

The 24-hour job action will affect Richmond-based Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) and Burnaby-based PosAbilities, the two largest community social service agencies in British Columbia. Agencies in Vancouver, Victoria, Prince George, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Kamloops, Vanderhoof, Trail, Salmon Arm, Castlegar, Creston and Cranbrook will also be picketed.

Community Living job action taking place next week

Significant job action will take place in Community Living next week across British Columbia.

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association is strategically escalating job action to continue
pressuring the BC government. After nearly a year of bargaining, the employer - the Community Social
Services Employers Association - has not even made a monetary offer at the bargaining table.

Out on strike

The Daily Courier (Kelowna) 

FRONT PAGE PHOTO

Gary Nylander, The Daily Courier / About 70 employees of the Central Okanagan Child Development Centre, who are members of the Health Sciences Association, were off work Wednesday as part of rotating job action in B.C. The strikers were bolstered by students from Okanagan College's early childhood education program, who carried homemade signs as they waved at passing motorists along Bernard Avenue.

Out on strike

The Daily Courier (Vernon)

FRONT PAGE PHOTO

Gary Nylander, The Vernon Daily Courier / About 70 employees of the Central Okanagan Child Development Centre, who are members of the Health Sciences Association, were off work Wednesday as part of rotating job action in B.C. The strikers were bolstered by students from Okanagan College's early childhood education program, who carried homemade signs as they waved at passing motorists along Bernard Avenue.

Local job action in social services

castanet.net 

Employees at the Central Okanagan Child Development Association walked off the job today as part of rotating strikes in the province's community social services sector.

Strike hits child development centre

The Daily Courier (Kelowna) 

Therapists, counsellors and other workers at Central Okanagan Child Development Centre will be off the job today as part of rotating job action. Essential services will be maintained.

It is a continuation of rotating strikes in the community social services sector across B.C. that began on Oct. 16. More than 20 agencies on Vancouver Island went on strike the week of Dec. 10 seeking a fair deal with employers.