Nearly 500 B.C. government family-service workers, including about 50 in Vernon, are on a two-day strike.
CUPE workers will picket the North Okanagan Youth and Family Services from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
Workers from six unions hit the picket line on Wednesday in Vernon, Vancouver, Kamloops, Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Cranbrook.
"We enjoy helping families participate in their community and enjoy the best quality of life possible," said BCGEU Community Social Services chairwoman Patsy Harmston, "but many of us can't make ends meet. Starting wages are $15 an hour, a dollar less than 10 years ago. Many of us have had to take on second jobs or are having to leave the work we love."
Family service workers help vulnerable families and individuals.
Essential services are being maintained during the walkout.