As part of the development of a better B.C for all, the provincial government has, in its strategic plan for the next three years, put forward three priorities: making life more affordable; Services that people can count on and building a strong and sustainable economy. The new collective agreement we are working on for SSC workers can help the government achieve these important goals. See: Strategic Plan 2018/19 – 2021/22 The new collective agreement will apply from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022. Vancouver (August 29, 2018) – Members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees` Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) in the field of Community Social Services (CSS) voted 85.7% in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. The three-year contract provides for significant wage increases for workers, while it fulfills the government`s mandate to improve the services Colombians rely on. “After 16 years of wage cuts and moderation that are driving the sector to crisis, this agreement with a government that wants to put people first provides a foundation on which to build,” says Stephanie Smith, President of the BCGEU. “We welcome the tremendous progress made in supporting the important work of CSS workers. However, the low level of support for the Aboriginal Services Treaty shows how much more needs to be done. Over the next three years, the union will continue to work with SSC members to further strengthen support for the sector.
“After 16 years of wage cuts and moderation that are driving the sector to crisis, this agreement with a government that wants to put people first on the basis of which we can build. ” – Stephanie Smith, President of the BCGEU The ratified agreement is the result of negotiations between the Social Services Union (CSSBA) and the Local Social Services Employers` Association (CSSEA). BCGEU/NUPGE is the industry`s largest union, representing two-thirds of unionized social workers in British Columbia. These caring professionals provide support, services and resources for adults and children with disabilities, women and children fleeing violence, Aboriginal families in need, vulnerable youth, drug addicts and much more. Note: If you have problems downloading one of these documents, try the PDF list below, or e-Mailemail@example.com to email you a copy. The CSS is made up of three collective agreements: the Community workers lived at 82.3% and ratify their agreement; General services ratified at 95.8 per cent; indigenous Services ratified at 50.9 per cent. The weighted average ratification vote for the three subsectors was 85.7%. . . See the latest Letter of Agreement from the #13 Commission (PDF, 1.43MB) “While our negotiating team has done its best, we know that there are still a few hours on the air to get a strong agreement from all sub-sectors,” says Andrea Duncan, Vice-President of BCGEU, Component 3. It is the work of our union to move forward and fight for the wages and working conditions we deserve. The latest terms agreed by Queen`s Printer and Unifor: .