Social Service and Health Workers Receive $100 Million in Low Wage Redress

Sheryl Burns, president of CUPE Local 1936 which is part of the CSS, said that union members are “super happy ” about the new agreement which will come into effect next April. Burns said that is because workers in community services have been struggling to get by in the Metro Vancouver area.

“Because our workers are paid so poorly, they can’t actually afford to live and work in the area,” she said. “Many workers work two and three jobs in order to survive — single parents go to food banks, it’s really horrible.”

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