CSS job action on Vancouver Island next week, none over holidays

B.C. labour movement rallies to support a better deal for CSS workers
Bargaining bulletin
Bargaining Bulletins

There will be no Community Social Services job action between December 17, 2012 and January 6, 2013.

Details will be announced shortly regarding next week’s strike action on Vancouver Island. As always, workers will be contacted directly if your agency or workplace is a target for job action.

Starting December 17, it’s time to take a break from job action and celebrate the holiday season. Your entire bargaining team would like to extend its best wishes and thanks to the hundreds of workers who took to the picket lines over the past two months. We remain hopeful that we can return to the bargaining table in the new year to bring our contract negotiations to a successful conclusion.

B.C.’s labour movement supports a better deal for community social service workers. That’s the message delivered by nearly two thousand union members who rallied in support of community social services in downtown Vancouver on November 28.

B.C. Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair said B.C.’s entire labour movement is committed to getting a better deal for CSS workers. To view rally pictures, click here. 

On Tuesday December 4, Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society was taken out thereby crystallizing the strike vote in the Aboriginal Services subsector. Pictures are available here. An excellent article in The Tyee covered this job action.

Don’t forget to “Like” B.C.’s Community Social Services group on Facebook, where you can view strike action pictures and the latest media coverage of the strike.