About 15,000 community social service workers across the province are in a legal strike position today — and they are launching job action with a rally in Vancouver.
The workers, members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union, plan to rally in front of Premier Christy Clark's constituency office on Vancouver's west side Tuesday morning.
Walkouts are also slated for Wednesday in Kamloops and Thursday in Prince George.
Community social service workers say they have continued to support B.C.'s most vulnerable residents — such as the developmentally disabled, at-risk youth, or battered women — and they deserve a fair wage hike for coping, despite millions of dollars in service cuts.