Friday, June 24, 2011

Community Social Services workers prepare for job action

Community Social Service workers in BC are preparing for job action. They are not accepting the concessions that have been offered by government at their bargaining table.

Because many are essential service workers, job action cannot begin until levels have been set by the Labour Board. This should happen by July 22. At that point, the union can serve 72 hours strike notice.

The union is reporting already that some employers are taking threatening actions towards workers, such as threatening to cancel vacations and forcing overtime work in non-emergency situations.

(see: http://www.bcgeu.ca/steady_progress_to_job_action_110623)

Community Social Service workers voted 85% in favour of job action this spring after 18 months of failed negotiations. At issue is job security and healthy and safe workplaces.

More information on their campaign for a fair deal: http://www.cssfairdeal.ca/

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