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CSS Bargaining Update: FAQ from the bargaining table

The bargaining committee has been hard at work at the negotiations table with the employers’ association ensuring that member priorities are heard. The committee is taking a break from negotiations and has scheduled the next round of talks for the week of June 20.

Here are some key updates about the bargaining process and a few frequently asked questions.

What is the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA), and the Community Social Services Employers Association (CSSEA)?

Summer Institute for Union Women – Details Released for June 23-25, 2022 Virtual Conference

Details for the 2022 Summer Institute for Union Women have just been released by the BC Federation of Labour:

Registration for the 2022 Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW) has opened! This year’s Institute will take place from Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25. Attendees of this three-day virtual leadership institute will take part in skill-building workshops, cultural activities, political action and education sessions designed to expand their understanding of solidarity and build connections.

Bi-Annual HSA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Report Released Today

It has been just under two years since HSA completed an extensive survey of racialized members and their experiences of racism at work, the final results of which were released as the “Confronting Racism with Solidarity” report. The report “In Plain Sight” authored by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond and her investigation into anti-Indigenous racism within BC’s health care system was released just a few months later.

Decolonization Two Day Virtual Workshop

HSA is pleased to offer another opportunity to attend this two-day workshop! 

DATES:            September 21 & 22, 2022
TIME:                9:00 am to 4:30 pm
LOCATION:     Virtual – WebEx details to follow

Are you interested in helping grow members' involvement in your union?

HSA is now accepting applications for the 2022 Core Member Engagement Team. Applications are due on Sunday, June 19 at 11:59 PM PST.

HSA is working towards equity and encourages people who experience marginalization (including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, people of the global majority, women, young workers, people with disabilities, LGBTQ2SIA+, immigrants and refugees, and diverse faiths) to apply for the HSA Core Member Engagement team.
 

Supervisors in the Union Workshop

Supervisors in the Union (two days):

DATE:            September 19 and 20, 2022
TIME:              9am to 4:30pm workshop, one hour for lunch
LOCATION:   Virtual – WebEx

CSSBA Bargaining Update – negotiations resume next week

Community social services bargaining will resume next week, starting May 16th. The Bargaining Committee will continue to discuss the issues that members have identified as priorities to the negotiating table with employer representatives.