CBS bargaining backed by strike mandate

Members hope strike vote brings employer back to barganing table.

Winnipeg (13 Feb. 2013) - Workers employed by the Canadian Blood Services voted in favour of a strike mandate on February 7.

The Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) which represents the 118 members will now be contacting the employer to see whether they would be willing to go back to the bargaining table in light of a strike mandate from the membership.

If the employer decides not to return to the table, the bargaining committee will then move to set a strike date.

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The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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