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Bloodlines Bargaining Bulletin, Issue 2, June 19, 2017

Bargaining continues; more dates set

Bargaining continues with the employer to reach a new collective agreement. Since negotiations started on April 19, we have met face-to-face with the other side on eight occasions. More dates are planned.

Your bargaining team continues to build on the achievements we’ve enjoyed from previous rounds of bargaining. We’ve gone into this year’s negotiations well-armed with the concerns and issues you brought forward in local demand setting, and from the results of the provincial survey. By bargaining hard, we aim to see your issues successfully included in our next contract.

We wish to thank all members of CBS support for their ongoing support and encouragement. Bargaining on your behalf is always easiest when we know we have the full support of our members – and it’s clear we enjoy that!

In solidarity,

Your CBS Support Bargaining Team

New bargaining dates scheduled

Bargaining works best when both sides are committed to looking ahead. That means sometimes scheduling bargaining dates months in advance. The employer and your bargaining team have agreed on a new round of bargaining dates that will take us through the summer.

July 12-13
July 19-20
August 17-18
August 28-29

As we move forward we will continue to provide you with updates through the Bloodlines
Bargaining Bulletin. Be sure to regularly check your Inbox for the latest news from the bargaining table. 

CBS Support: Who are we?

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union represents more than 850 support members at Canadian Blood Services including phlebotomists, donor care assistants, donor services representatives, drivers, laboratory assistants and clerks. OPSEU represents CBS support members in London, Brampton, Hamilton, Ottawa and Toronto.

Connect with OPSEU

The Member Portal gives you secure online access to services and member information 24/7, including:

  • updating your contact information
  • downloading your collective agreement and bylaws (if available)
  • earning more about your local executive committee
  • submitting expense claims electronically 48 hours after an event

Visit the Member Portal to see how easy it is to get online services and information! 

Your 2017 CBS Support Bargaining Team

Jennifer Johnson, Chair

Gloria Blanchard

Amanda Monette

Alberto Alvaro

Geoffrey Cain

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