Bcgeu Collective Agreement Community Social Services
The BC Government and Service Employees` Union (BCGEU) said that on 26 August, workers in the Community Social Services Sector (CSS) voted 85.7% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. The CSS is made up of three collective agreements: the Community workers lived at 82.3% and ratify their agreement; General services ratified at 95.8 per cent; indigenous Services ratified at 50.9 per cent. Weighted average ratification was 85.7% for the three subsectors. „After 16 years of wage cuts and moderation that are driving the sector to crisis, This agreement, with a government that wants to base people first, provides a foundation on which to build.” – Stephanie Smith, President of THE BCGEU „After 16 years of wage cuts and moderation that are driving the sector to crisis, this agreement with a government that first wants to allow people to build is a basis on which they can build,” says Stephanie Smith, President of the BCGEU. „We welcome the tremendous progress made in supporting the important work of CSS workers. However, the low level of support for the Aboriginal Services Treaty shows how much more needs to be done. Over the next three years, the union will continue to work with SSC members to further strengthen support for the sector. British Columbia has about 16,000 unionized social workers. They work for government-mandated agencies to provide these services. They are not social workers or government employees.
As part of the development of a better B.C for all, the provincial government has, in its strategic plan for the next three years, put forward three priorities: making life more affordable; Services that people can count on and building a strong and sustainable economy. The new collective agreement we are working on for SSC workers can help the government achieve these important goals. See: Strategic Plan 2018/19 – 2021/22 The new collective agreement will apply from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. Community social workers are health professionals. They help and support the most vulnerable members of our communities, including at-risk youth, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, First Nations and many others. The CSSBA seeks low-wage remedies because the sector is systemically limited and to address precarious working conditions while improving services to clients and their families. Community social service workers are rarely in public – although the problems they help solve are often in the news. The ratified agreement is the result of negotiations between the Community Union for Collective Bargaining of Social Services (CSSBA) and the Association of Community Social Services Employers (CSSEA). Vancouver (August 29, 2018) – Members of the B.C.
Government and Service Employees` Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) in the field of Community Social Services (CSS) voted 85.7% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement.