Canada Blood Services introduces same offer OPSEU/NUPGE members rejected in September.
Toronto (09 Dec. 2014) — After 15 hours of bargaining that began on December 4, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) presented the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) with the very same offer that had been rejected by a vote of 75 per cent in September.
Canadian Blood Services rejects union members' proposals to find operational efficiencies, focusing instead on dismantling workforce
Although the bargaining team tabled initiatives that would help the employer find operational efficiencies, the employer rejected them. The employer also turned down OPSEU job security proposals.
CBS is determined to dismantle its workforce. The employer has been vocal about its plan to lay off full-time workers and replace them with part-time workers.
The bargaining team is now considering its options. Details on next steps will follow in the coming days.
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