British Columbia’s 15,000 community social service workers—including 2,500 CUPE members—are asking their supporters to contact their local MLA and Social Development minister Kevin Krueger to demand a fair deal.
Unionized Community Social Services (CSS) workers provide important services to women, children and families, youth, people with physical or developmental disabilities and First Nations in towns across British Columbia. In recent times, however, community social services have suffered from cutbacks and inadequate government funding.
In some areas, resources are stretched to the breaking point. In others, entire programs are closing. Waiting lists have grown at an alarming rate. And many workers are now dealing with unsustainable workloads.
The unions representing community social services workers have launched a website at cssfairdeal.ca.
Please visit the site and send an email to Minister Krueger (and your local MLA) demanding fairness for CSS workers!