Community Social Services: Strike vote meetings continue; invitation to telephone town hall meeting June 19

Strike vote meetings
Community Social Services members represented by HSA are continuing to participate across the province at multi-union information and strike vote meetings.
Click here for a complete list of strike vote meetings, or visit
Questions?  Difficulty getting to the polls? HSA's Community Social Service members are encouraged to contact the office by email at:  @email
Telephone town hall June 19
Community Social Services members from all unions are invited to participate in a telephone town hall meeting on June 19 at 7pm.
How to participate in the telephone town hall: You should receive a phone invitation at your home phone number approximately two days in advance.
On the evening of June 19, your phone will ring at approximately 7pm. If you wish to participate, please pick up the phone and stay on the line. You will be able to listen to a presentation on bargaining, and have opportunities to ask questions of the town hall host. Experts will be on the line to address your questions.
Youll be joining 15,000 other community social services professionals from across BC, represented by ten unions.
If your phone does not ring, or if you are disconnected, please email @email for immediate assistance to rejoin the call.
Updates and information
For more information and resources regarding Community Social Services bargaining, please visit

Up-to-date bargaining information, as well as a -Frequently Asked Questions" sheet, are being distributed at the strike vote meetings and also available at
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is the multi-union bargaining committee for BC's unionized community social service workers. The CSSBA includes ten unions with a combined membership of about 15,000. HSA members are represented at the negotiating table by Jody Moore (parent support counsellor, Cameray Counselling Centre) and Sharon Geoghegan (labour relations officer).  The BCGEU is the largest union in the community social services sector. The bargaining association also includes HSA, CUPE, HEU, UFCW, and other unions.

The provincial government's Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA) represents 220 agencies in the sector.

This email is being sent to all community social services members for whom we have personal email addresses.  To ensure smooth communication during bargaining, please make sure your contact details are up to date:

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