Canadian Blood Services support workers reach tentative agreement
December 20, 2012
Support workers at Canadian Blood
Services have reached a tentative agreement after three days of heavy
“I commend all of our Canadian
Blood Services support workers,” said OPSEU President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
“You have been through a long and difficult round of bargaining, but your
strength and unwavering resolve have brought results.”
“We are pleased to recommend this
deal to our members,” said OPSEU Negotiator Anastasios Zafiriadis. “It contains
improvements for both full-time and part-time workers.
A ratification vote will be held
in the new year. Details of the deal will be made available in January.
Negotiations have been ongoing
for more than a year, and the two teams met more than 15 times during the
“On behalf of the bargaining
team, I would like to thank all our members for their support in the workplace,”
said Zafiriadis. “Membership solidarity gave us the strength to reach a deal
that shows proper respect for the important services these workers provide.”
Anastasios Zafiriadis, OPSEU Negotiator: 1-800-268-7376 ext 8325