BCGEU and HSABC members in community social services to vote on tentative agreement | National Union of Public and General Employees

BCGEU and HSABC members in community social services to vote on tentative agreement

The tentative agreement was reached early on March 3, following a marathon 13-day bargaining session.

Vancouver (12 March 2013) – Representatives of the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) are planning upcoming ratification votes which will be held between mid-March and the third week of April.

A vote schedule, and a comprehensive report outlining the terms and conditions of the proposed collective agreement, will be made available to members later next week.

In addition to producing written documents detailing the contents of the tentative contract, CSSBA will be holding a one-hour telephone town hall on March 21 at 7 p.m.

The town hall provides all community social service workers in CSSBA's ten member unions with an excellent opportunity to hear background information on the proposed contract and to ask questions of bargaining team representatives.

The tentative agreement was reached early on March 3, following a marathon 13-day bargaining session.

Members will be voting on a renewed collective agreement which includes improvements to wages, a labour market adjustment review, mileage and meal allowance increases, an employer paid criminal record check for continued employment, improvements to health benefits and improved language for layoff and recall provisions.

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is the multi-union bargaining committee for B.C.'s unionized community social service workers. The CSSBA includes ten unions with a combined membership of about 15,000. The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) is the largest union in the community social services sector. The bargaining association also includes the Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Hosptial Employees' Union (HEU), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Canada, and other unions.

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