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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.

 

DRAFT AGREEMENT

Earlier this year, a Provincial Collective Agreement (April 1, 2014 – March 2019) was reached for Community Living and General Services. Visit this link for a draft copy of the agreement. The CSSBA anticipates having the final CSS 2014 – 2019 CA’s available for electronic  distribution before the end of 2014, with a print edition available in early 2015.

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

June 13, 2014

Conference highlights inclusion, diversity, equality issues

CUPE National rep Cheryl Colborne and CUPE BC regional vice-president Michael Lanier at Inclusion BC conference. NANAIMO—CUPE BC’s strong support for social justice issues and campaigns continued this week with the union’s sponsorship contribution and presence at the Inclusion B.C. - Tides of Change Conference (June 11-14). More than 500 delegates from non-profit community social services providers, self-advocates and activists heard from speakers and attended workshops hosted by the Nanaimo ...

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