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Community Social Services Bargaining Association is back at the table - BC General Employees' Union (BCGEU)

Last week, your Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSEA) was back at the negotiations table with the Community Social Services Employers Association of BC (CSSEA) to continue negotiations on a new collective agreement for 17,000 unionized workers in the community social sector.

Discussions at the table are now focused on monetary priorities. Your bargaining committee has made it clear that they are not prepared to accept any offer that does not include a compensation package that recognizes the value of community social services workers and protects you against rising costs.

Your bargaining committee's goal is to work towards a deal that recognizes your value and that addresses the priorities that you identified. Those priorities include a fair and equitable compensation package, health and safety improvements, mental health supports, and meaningful and tangible recognition and reconciliation for all Indigenous workers.

While negotiations are happening, you can help by making sure that all of your co-workers have their union cards and have updated their contact information with their union representatives or stewards. Please share this bulletin!

It is important that every workplace has the most up-to-date contact information so that we can keep everyone in the loop and stay engaged. Please check in with your worksite contacts and stewards and make sure that everyone in your workplace has signed union cards too.  
We're asking all members to update your contact information in the Member Portal. If you don't yet have a Member Portal account, click here to sign up today.

Already have a Member Portal account? You can log in here. If you've forgotten your password, you can reset it here. It's more important than ever to make sure that our union has your up-to-date contact information including your personal email and phone number.
In solidarity,
Your Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) Negotiating Committee
PS. Your bargaining committee has an information video, explaining the bargaining process and what to expect moving forward. You can watch it here!