Who are we?
We are a coalition of workers and employers in the Community Social Services sector.
What is the issue?
We value all our employees and believe in equality for all – whether they belong to a union or not.
However, the BC Government does not fund union and non-union workers equally!
Why are we doing this?
Equal Pay results in better worker retention, and we need a stable workforce to ensure quality and safety.
WE ARE A COALITION OF COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES IN BC
Over 14,000 of our workers are non-union -- and they earn less than their union counterparts due to government policies. We are not permitted to pay them more. With your help, we aim to change this practice and ensure equal pay for all.
Olivia is an Inclusion Assistant working in Victoria. She works with Derek and helps him manage his daily activities.
Olivia values Derek and loves her job.
But the BC Government provides less funding for non-union workers doing the same work. This despite the government's stated goals of equity, 'putting people first' and improved services for disabled people.
We are working to get Olivia equal pay.