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CSS BARGAINING UPDATE: COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES BARGAINING ASSOCIATION IS BACK AT THE TABLE

Last week, the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) was back at the negotiations table with the Community Social Services Employers Association of BC (CSSEA) to continue negotiations on a new collective agreement for 17,000 unionized workers in the community social sector.

Discussions at the table are now focused on monetary priorities. The bargaining committee has made it clear that they are not prepared to accept any offer that does not include a compensation package that recognizes the value of community social services workers and protects you against rising costs.
 
The bargaining committee’s goal is to work towards a deal that recognizes the value of this work and that addresses the priorities identified by members on the job. Those priorities include a fair and equitable compensation package, health and safety improvements, mental health supports, and meaningful and tangible recognition and reconciliation for all Indigenous workers.  

While negotiations are happening, members can help by making sure that all of your co-workers have updated their contact information with their union representatives or stewards. Please share this bulletin!

It is important that every workplace has the most up-to-date contact information so that we can keep everyone in the loop and stay engaged. Use this link to update your contact information:
 
https://www.hsabc.org/contact/member-contact-update-form

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