CSS talks: Final push at bargaining table
Last ditch community social services bargaining talks resumed August 9, and are continuing.
The multi-union bargaining committee has been clear that any agreement must focus on key demands – namely job security, fair work practices, and dealing with the continuing bleeding of jobs and decimation of services in the sector.
On May 30, CSS members gave the bargaining committee an 82% strike mandate, which expires on August 30. Any agreement must be reached before that date.
To keep up to date, Community Social Service workers are encouraged to:
- Stay in touch with your union and strike coordinator;
- Ensure your contact details with your union are up-to-date – especially your email and phone numbers;
- Check www.heu.org and www.cssfairdeal.ca regularly, and sign-up for relevant email alerts;
- Join the Facebook Group "BC's Community Social Service Workers." It is a useful place to get timely updates on strike developments, and ask questions and share opinions.