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Community Social Services

CUPE represents approximately 2,500 workers in B.C.'s Community Social Services sector. We are the second largest union for social services workers in B.C.

We are a key part of strong communities and promote locally based social structures by supporting people with developmental and physical disabilities, children, youth and families, Aboriginal people, immigrants and refugees, women, the homeless and mentally ill, victims of crime and people in conflict with the law.

We work in group homes, shelters and supported housing, sexual assault centres and victims' services, transition houses, child care centres and programmes that provide counseling, rehabilitation, employment training, outreach, advocacy and referral services as well as crisis lines and information services. 

We make it possible:

  • For people with developmental and physical disabilities to live in community based homes and have jobs;
  • For women and children to have safe shelter from abuse;
  • For struggling drug and alcohol addicts to get counseling and treatment;
  • For children and adults with autism and their families to receive support, training, and personal care;
  • For people in crisis or need to find the information and services they desperately need;
  • Vital services to exist and help provide hope to people in need.

We negotiate collectively with other unionized Community Social Services workers for respect, fairness and security. 

Click here for a full listing of the community social services services in which we represent members in British Columbia.

Sector Coordinator: BC Regional Office

February 17, 2014

Community social services workers ratify 5-year deal

BURNABY - Community social services workers have voted 85.6 percent in favour of a new five-year collective agreement.  The contract includes wage adjustments and increases of up to 11.5 percent and will be in effect from April 1, 2014 until March 31, 2019. Ratification vote results released today show Community Living workers voted 83.4 percent to accept the agreement. General Services ratified by 90.6 percent.  Aboriginal Services ratified by 63 percent.  The weighted average ratification ...

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