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.

This is because of the restrictive "co-operative gains" bargaining mandate imposed by the government that
dictates that all public sector workers must find "savings" in their collective agreement to fund any wage

The unions in the bargaining association maintain that government must improve funding for all communitybased
social services, including a fair and reasonable wage increase for the caring professionals in the

HSA represents Community Living workers at Future Focus in the North Island. Members will be contacted
directly ahead of time if their agency or workplace is a target for job action. Members are reminded not to
take job action unless directed to do so by your union.

It takes only 30 seconds to tell the government to stop putting the squeeze on Community Social Services!
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You can stay informed of bargaining developments:

• check the bargaining updates on your union website and/or on;
• "Like" HSA's and "BC"s Community Social Service Workers" Facebook groups;
• follow @hsabc and @CSSFairDeal on Twitter.

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