Community social services: Comprehensive report available – plus ratification meeting schedule, telephone town hall details

Community social service professionals represented by HSA are invited to participate in a joint multi-union bargaining association telephone town hall scheduled for next week.

Telephone town hall meeting details:

    • Thursday, March 21 at 7pm PST

To join the call, simply answer your personal phone, and you will be connected. Please ensure HSA has your personal / home phone number by emailing your full name and contact info to @email.

While telephone town halls are an innovative and useful tool, it is not a perfect system. If you have trouble connecting, send an email to @email with your full name and worksite. You will be provided immediate assistance in connecting. Live troubleshooting updates will be available at and during the event. You don't need a facebook or twitter account to view.

How you can vote

Ratification votes are being held around the province, starting next week. A schedule is available at and posted at your workplace. Deadline for return of HSA ballots is Thursday, April 11 at 5 pm. The Community Social Services Bargaining Association is expected to announce aggregate results for the multi-union bargaining association during the week of April 22.

This bulletin is being sent to all community social service members for whom we have email addresses. If you would like email notification, please ensure HSA has your personal email address.


· Schedule of ratification vote meetings:

· Bulletin: Community social services: tentative deal reached (March 4, 2013)

· Bulletin: Preparations underway for ratification votes in community social services (March 8, 2013)

· CSSBA comprehensive report on tentative agreement

· CSSBA ratification: highlights of tentative agreement

· CSSBA: Top 5 reasons to vote YES

· CSSBA: Frequently asked questions about the tentative agreement