The employees originally approached the BCGEU/NUPGE because they were concerned about unfair treatment and a lack of a voice in the workplace.
Vancouver (14 May 2014) — In April employees working at three locations of LifeLabs in Kamloops voted yes to join the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE). They join the more than 700 LifeLabs employees who are current members of the union.
LifeLab employees in Kamloops join more than 700 other employees as BCGEU/NUPGE members
The 26 employees provide community medical laboratory testing and operations at 546 St. Paul Street, 321 Nicola Street and 685 Tranquille Road, as well as providing mobile lab services. They will be covered by the BCGEU/NUPGE collective agreement that has already been negotiated for LifeLabs employees across the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and in Nelson.
The employees originally approached the BCGEU/NUPGE because they were concerned about unfair treatment and a lack of a voice in the workplace. By working together and joining the BCGEU/NUPGE, they know they will have the support of the union’s 67,000 members in improving their workplace conditions.
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