COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES workers and their supporters are taking a strong message to the streets, demanding that the provincial government put badly-needed resources back into a sector that is suffering from underfunding, cutbacks, and program closures.
In the past decade, the BC Liberal government has taken millions out of the community social services sector – cutting programs, closing group homes and allowing wait lists to grow at an alarming rate.
Enough is enough, say workers who provide care and support for women escaping abusive relationships, adults with developmental disabilities, immigrant families, youth at risk, infant development, and many others.
It’s time to protect and improve the services we all rely on in times of need, especially our most vulnerable community members.
Community social services workers – who are among the lowest paid workers in the public sector – are currently bargaining a new collective agreement. They are seeking a fair and reasonable settlement to improve their working conditions and the services they provide to British Columbians.
Come to the rally on Thursday, and show your support!