A lively panel discussion on strategies for eliminating precarious work, featuring guest speakers from other sectors, was the primary focus of the social services sector council meeting. After delegates delivered regional reports and the group discussed the sector’s Righteous Work, Just Pay campaign template, social services workers were joined by Brandon Haynes from CUPE 4948 (City of Toronto Library) and Kate Procopio from CUPE 23 (Burnaby Civic).

Haynes played a video, created by CUPE 4948, that focused on how precarity impacts communities and the toll it takes on individual workers. Procopio related her local’s experience encouraging precarious workers to get involved in the union.