Strike actions continue in Community Social Services
Targeted strike actions by HEU and other unions in the Community Social Services Bargaining Association have been underway since October 16, in an effort to achieve a fair and reasonable contract.
Currently, HEU members at two agencies in Nanaimo, and three in Victoria, are under an ongoing overtime ban.
Members working for J. Garnon Williams and K.D.J. Alliances in Nanaimo began an overtime ban on November 13.
On November 17, they were joined by members employed at Community Living Victoria and Kardel Consulting. Members at Western Human Resources in Victoria also joined the overtime ban on November 22.
On November 29, HEU members at J. Garnon Williams escalated their overtime job action by dropping to essential services levels. That job action will be in effect until the morning of December 3, when members at Western Human Resources will go down to essential services levels.
Members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union, CUPE BC and the Health Sciences Association are also undertaking targeted strike actions at agencies throughout B.C.
Members are asked to keep in touch with their local executives and stay tuned to the union website for further updates.
There are 15,000 unionized workers in the community social services sector represented by HEU, BCGEU, HSA, and five other unions.