Community Social Services strike action timeline - autumn/winter 2012

Detailed timeline

February 27, 2012 - Community Social Services bargaining begins

March 31, 2012 – Community Social Services Walk in Victoria – Many workers participated to highlight services although not job action

June 8, 2012 – Bargaining talks break down, strike vote to be taken.

June 2012 – July 2012 – Strike Votes conducted across the province for Community Living and General Services members. 

July 23, 2012 – Strong Strike Mandate announced - General Services: 85 per cent in favour of strike action; Community Living Services: 90 per cent in favour.

September 13, 2012 - Rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery launching the “Heart & Soul of the Community" Campaign.

September 17 & 18, 2012 – Bargaining team returns to table and find some improvements, but no money.

October 16, 2012 – First Job Action: multi-union rally at Christy Clark’s office in Vancouver.

October 17, 2012 – Kamloops – Terry Lake’s office

October 18, 2012 – Prince George – Shirley Bond’s office

October 23, 2012 – Vancouver – Moira Stillwell’s office

October 24, 2012 - Vancouver - Laurie Scott, a CSS worker with 25 years experience, speaks to the CSS Employers Association about the challenge of caring for others when you can't care for your own family.

October 26, 2012 – Whistler – Rally at B.C. Liberal Party Convention

October 26, 2012 – Squamish – Picket lines

October 26 - North Vancouver - North Shore Disability Resource Centre picketing and leafletting

October 30, 2012 – Victoria – Ida Chong’s office

November 1, 2012 – Tri Cities – Doug Horn’s office – Port Moody

November 1 - Community Ventures Society picketing and leafletting Moira Stilwell's office

November 6, 2012 – Terrace - Picketing

November 6 - Powell River Association for Community Living overtime ban

November 7, 2012 – Cranbrook - Picketing

November 8, 2012 – Nelson / Castlegar - Picketing

November 8, 2012 - Creston and District Society of Community Living - picketing and leafletting

November 13, 2012 – Penticton - Picketing

November 14, 2012 – Okanagan / Cariboo (Williams Lake, Quesnel, Armstrong, Vernon) - Picketing

November 15, 2012 – Surrey – Stephanie Cadieux’s office

November 22, 2012 – Victoria - Picketing

November 28, 2012 – BC Fed Rally in solidarity with CSS workers

November 28 - BC211 and Battered Women's Support Services - essential services

November 29 – Parksville - Picketing

December 3, 2012 – Victoria - Picketing

December 4, 2012 – Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society on strike  – Strike vote in aboriginal services crystalized. Battered Women's Support Services on essential service.

December 10, 2012 – Campbell River – Picketing

December 11, 2012 – Courtenay – Don McRae’s office

December 12, 2012 – Nanaimo – Rally

December 12, 2012 - Parksville – Picketing

December 13, 2012 – Victoria - Rally 

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