CSS Wage Increase Delays: Update on Policy Grievance

We are still hearing from CSS members that many employers are significantly behind in scheduled payment of the negotiated pay increases.
The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is continuing to push the employer to provide immediate solutions. CSSBA recently met with Community Social Services Employer’s Association (CSSEA) regarding the policy grievance on these significant issues.
We were unable to reach an agreement on how to resolve the grievance. The parties agreed to appoint Arbitrator Chris Sullivan to hear this matter and a date has been set for September 11, 2023. This is the soonest time the arbitrator was available.
We know that the delayed payment on wage increases for 2022 and 2023 is frustrating for so many members across the sector. Despite the hearing date in September, the CSSBA continues to work on finding a way to resolve this as soon as possible.