Vancouver Island job action next week, none over holidays

Entire BC Labour movement rallies in support of a better deal for CSS 

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 planned strike action on Vancouver Island. As always, workers will be contacted directly if your agency or workplace is a target for job action.

From December 17, it’s time to take a break and celebrate the holiday season. The entire CSSBA bargaining committee 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 near future to bring our contract negotiations to a successful conclusion.

BC’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.

“We are sending a clear message to the government,” thundered BCGEU President Darryl Walker during the rally. “Community social service workers deserve a fair deal, and deserve to catch up,” he said. BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair said that BC’s entire labour movement is committed to getting a better deal for CSS workers. To view rally pictures, visit this picture gallery.

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 was just published in The Tyee covering this job action.

Don’t forget to “Like” BC’s Community Social Services group on Facebook to stay up-to-date with latest developments, to view strike action pictures and see the latest media coverage of the strike. 

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