"Health Canada should focus on patient safety and supporting Canada's public blood system. Instead, they are supporting private companies to undermine our voluntary donation system.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Canadian Blood Services
Ratification meetings are being scheduled.
“Canada’s blood supply is threatened by pay-for-plasma private clinics. Canadians must not repeat the mistakes of the tainted blood scandal. We must not allow profit to compromise safety. On this World Blood Donor Day, NUPGE is standing with those who continue to call for a ban on paid blood and plasma in Canada.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“The NSGEU/NUPGE believes in a publicly funded and operated health care system that keeps our blood supply safe and available to patients who need it.” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President
“These workers need and deserve the kind of working conditions that will allow them to continue providing the best possible blood services to the people of Ontario — public services that Ontarians can trust and have complete confidence in." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
“Paid blood donation will harm our voluntary system and puts patients’ health and safety at risk”, said NUPGE President, Larry Brown. “Governments must heed the Canadian Blood Services warnings and stop licensing these for-profit private clinics.
The National Union supports BloodWatch, a national advocacy organization, in its call for federal and all provincial and territorial governments to prohibit paid blood and plasma donations.
"These women are part-time employees and have been without a contract since 2011. They are asking for stable part-time hours." — Debbie Bovyer, PEIUPSE President
After a long and difficult round of negotiations, a tentative agreement has been reached with Canadian Blood Services that contains wage increases and improved contract language.
“The union believes this new agreement will play an important role in ensuring Canada’s blood supply remains safe, secure and reliable." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.