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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

January 16, 2015

Community social services employers and unions set job classification, evaluation targets

BURNABY—Over the next 16 months, the joint union-employer committee for the community social services sector will be collecting, reviewing and updating information relative to the Joint Job Evaluation Plan in preparation for the first scheduled distribution of the negotiated Comparability and Anomaly wage increases scheduled for April 1, 2016. The committee will be meeting in early February to finalize the terms of reference and develop the preliminary work plan to have the work completed before ...

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