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Community social services workers to picket Ministry for Children and Families office

Workers at Fraserside Community Services will set up a picket line tomorrow (May 5) at the Ministry for Children and Families office at 237 E. Columbia Street in New Westminster, a worksite they share with the Ministry.

Also tomorrow, community social services workers in Victoria will hold a rally outside the office of the Public Sector Employers' Council located at 468 Belleville Street.

Community social service workers began province-wide job action on Monday after their employer, the Community Social Services Employers' Association (CSSEA), tabled a package that failed to address the issue of wage and benefit parity. The four unions involved in this dispute say that while Premier Clark has repeatedly promised to end wage and benefit discrimination, this message has not trickled down to CSSEA negotiators at the bargaining table.

The unions will continue job action until a fair and equitable agreement is reached.

Community social services workers and union negotiators will be available to speak to media tomorrow at the following times:

7:00 am - Ministry for Children and Families office, 237 E. Columbia, New Westminster

10:00 am - Public Sector Employers' Council, 468 Belleville Street, Victoria

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For more information contact:
Rebecca Maurer, Director of Communications
(604) 439-0994 

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