September 12, 2022
Title: Community Social Services Bargaining Association is back at the table
Distribution: CSSBA members
Last week, your Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) 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.
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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.
Your Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) Negotiating Committee