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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 AGREEMENTs

Provincial Collective Agreements (2014-2019) have now been finalized for General Services, Community Living, and Aboriginal Services.

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

January 26, 2016

Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund

BURNABY—The Community Social Services Labour Adjustment and Education Fund (LAEF) is designed to encourage professional development and continued employment for workers in the community-based social services sector. The LAEF covers retraining to aid and assist individuals in the community social services sector who have lost their job due to layoff, bumping, contracting out or retendering, or have had their hours significantly reduced; or who are taking courses or upgrading to continue in ...

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