We are happy to announce that we have now secured August 23, 2022 as our Interest Arbitration hearing date. Your bargaining team will be meeting in the coming months to prepare for the hearing with our OPSEU/SEFPO Negotiator and Research Officer.
As outlined in last November’s bargaining update, we will discuss our outstanding key concerns, including wages, a commitment to full-time positions, Sunday double time for all members, shift premiums, vacation improvements and sick time.
Message from your Bargaining Team Chair
The bargaining team is so grateful for all the support you’ve shown us in the past months. Bargaining is always a challenge, and rightly so considering how important of a task it is – securing a strong collective agreement for hundreds of Canadian Blood Services workers.
We work hard at our jobs, taking every precaution necessary to keep our blood supply safe and providing excellent service to every person that walks through CBS doors. We’ve continued to provide quality care despite the challenges the pandemic has brought, including low staffing levels. We deserve better, and we will fight for better.
As we prepare to head into arbitration, your bargaining team will stay focused on the mandate you’ve given us to achieve a solid collective agreement.
Geoff Cain, Bargaining Team Chair
Bargaining Team Member Update
We wish former Local 210 Local President and bargaining team member Gloria Blanchard all the best for her retirement. On that same note, we would like to welcome Dawn Lord, the new Local 210 President, to the bargaining team. Welcome Dawn and thank you for joining the team!
Keep standing in solidarity by sharing information, organizing lunch and learns, and following our sector’s Facebook page.
Your Bargaining Team:
Geoff Cain (Local 160): Bargaining Team Chair
Jennifer Johnson (Local 5103): Bargaining Team Vice-Chair
Alberto Alvaro (Local 200)
Dawn Lord (Local 210)
Brent MacPherson (Local 477)