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Nearly 500 family service workers on strike

Nearly 500 family service workers across British Columbia are striking on Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7.

Family service workers work with vulnerable families. They intervene when children or youth are at risk. They help with substance addictions. They work with teenage or single parents trying to make ends meet. They provide family counselling, vocational and life skills training, job placement services, assessment, therapy, infant and supported child development, and autism intervention.

This family services strike follows last week's strike by 3400 community living workers across British Columbia.

The following agencies will be on strike, but essential services will be maintained:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Community Agency Picket location & time Union Members impacted
Vancouver WestCoast Family Centres 8am-5pm
2780 East Broadway
(at Kaslo St.)

BCGEU

55

Vancouver

WestCoast Child Care
Resource Centre

8am-5pm
2780 East Broadway
(at Kaslo St.)

BCGEU

19
North Vancouver North Shore
Crisis Services Society
8:30am-12:30pm
145 East 15th St.
(at Lonsdale)
BCGEU 35

North Vancouver

North Shore
Disability Resource
Centre Associations

8:30am-12:30pm
145 East 15th St.
(at Lonsdale)

CUPE 108

 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Community Agency Picket location & time Union Members impacted
Kamloops Interior Community
Services (ICS)
8:30am- 4:30pm
396 & 765
Tranquille Rd.
12-1 pm:
action on the
Overlander bridge

BCGEU/UFCW

90+26
Nelson Kootenay Kids 9am-4pm
312 Silica St.

BCGEU

35
Castlegar Castlegar & District
Community Services
8:30am – 4:30pm
1007-2nd Street

BCGEU

15
Trail Canadian
Mental Health
Association
for the Kootenays
7am - 7 pm
1200 Hospital Bench

BCGEU

5

Trail

Trail Family
& Individual
Resource Centre
Society
(FAIR)
8am-8pm
2079 Columbia
Avenue

BCGEU

35
Cranbrook Canadian
Mental Health
Association
for the Kootenays
9am-1pm
39-13th Avenue
South
BCGEU 10

Cranbrook

Community
Connections
of Southeast BC
(including
Cranbrook
Women's Resource
Centre)

9am-1pm
39-13th Avenue
South

BCGEU

5
Vernon North Okanagan
Youth & Family
Services
8:30am-1pm
3100-32 Avenue
CUPE 50
Total members impacted 488
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