OPSEU/NUPGE members negotiated improvements in two priority areas.
Members are hopeful that a strong strike mandate will help resolve outstanding issues when negotiations resume on July 8.
Despite being without a contract for three years, members still demand employer address outstanding concerns.
Home care workers' contracts expired in 2014, now headed to conciliation.
“Our LifeLabs members will now have an even stronger voice and greater leverage at the bargaining table." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
MGEU/NUPGE members have negotiated improvements to the collective agreement at the bargaining table.
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.
MGEU members at LGA have "reached the limit of what they’re willing to accept and knew they had only one choice moving forward: give their bargaining committee a strong strike mandate." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
“Again, our message is simple. A fair and reasonable wage increase is not too much to ask.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
"Like all negotiations, there was give and take. We will present these deals to the members and look forward to hearing their opinions." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President