Bargaining continues for HSAA/NUPGE members employed by Canadian Blood Services.
Edmonton (19 June 2012) - The Health Services Association of Alberta (HSAA/NUPGE) bargaining unit for Canadian Blood Services (CBS) reports significant progress being made at the negotiating table.
When bargaining resumed, the bargaining committee received CBS's reply to the last non-monetary proposal. HSAA/NUPGE responded and tabled the union's opening monetary proposals. There have been a number of exchanges since then on issues that remain outstanding.
At the end of a 12 hour bargaining session on June 7, CBS advised it needed more time to consider the union's last proposal to them. This extended to consultations with its principals.
HSAA/NUPGE will be receiving CBS's next proposal electronically in the near future to facilitate a quicker turnaround on the next exchange of proposals and will continue the momentum towards a settlement.
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