B.C. community social service workers resume negotiations

Members continue negotiating toward a decent settlement.

Vancouver (28 Feb. 2013) — Community social services bargaining resumed last week and discussions continued over the weekend in hopes of reaching a new collective agreement. 

The community social services bargaining committee is looking to reach a fair and reasonable agreement, including a wage increase. The multi-union bargaining committee remains focused on the issues that were identified as priorities by the 15,000 members.

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE), the Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Hospital Employees' Union (HEU) and six other unions, which together make up the Community Social Services Bargaining Association, represent community social service workers in British Columbia.


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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