CSS Bargaining Update: Negotiations resume
Negotiations between the nine-union Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the provincial Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) – which covers you and 17,000 other unionized workers in the sector – resumed yesterday.
Bargaining dates are scheduled for this week and next, through to Friday, January 27 in Burnaby. The bargaining committee remains committed to reaching a tentative agreement reflecting the priorities that members identified. These include a fair and equitable compensation package, meaningful recognition and reconciliation for Indigenous workers, supporting psychologically safer and healthier workplaces and promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.
In other news
You may have heard that your colleagues in the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) reached a tentative agreement with the Health Employers' Association of BC. The agreement, which covers 21,000 health care workers in eight unions, was reached earlier this week.
The bargaining team is pleased to be getting back to the bargaining table to continue to push for a collective agreement that reflects the priorities that members have identified. Thank you for your continued patience and support.