Posts Tagged ‘ Social Workers ’

Computer system problems still angering BC social workers

October 20, 2012

Three months ago BC’s children’s watchdog said the ministry had to take immediate steps to address the problems. A union rep says the $ 182-million system has been a costly failure. News1130: Recent News Articles

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Social service workers launch job action

October 17, 2012

Rally held outside Premier’s Kitsilano constituency office; Kamloops, Prince George to be hit next globeandmail – British Columbia

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Community social service workers in legal strike position

October 17, 2012
Community social service workers in legal strike position

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. CBC | British Columbia News

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Social service workers to picket at Premier’s office

October 16, 2012

Premier Christy Clark’s Vancouver constituency office will be behind a picket line today, starting at 10 a.m. That’s when community-based social service workers are set to rally for better services and wages. Patsy Harmston with the BC Government and Service Employees Union says 15,000 workers are affected. “We’re amongst the lowest wage earners in the [...]

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B.C. educators get lessons about school violence as part of anti-bullying initiative

September 15, 2012

A risk-assessment expert is helping B.C. schools identify the telltale signs of danger before troubled students act on violent impulses. Kevin Cameron told educators, social workers, parents and police on Friday that hints of danger can be found by searching Facebook, rooting through lockers, examining written assignments and talking to peers of students whose behaviour [...]

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