Canadian Blood Services - Local 200 - Bargaining Brief
Updated: Mar 11, 2019
Approx. Number of Members: 75
Current Contract Expires: March 31, 2017
MGEU Staff Negotiator: Kristin Sutton
Elected Bargaining Committee Members: Tim Delorme, Marcelle Gosselin, Roberto Vallejos
LATEST BARGAINING NEWS
With the aid of a third-party conciliator, the Canadian Blood Services – Local 200 Bargaining Committee reached a tentative agreement with the employer on Friday, February 8, 2019. Members will have an opportunity to vote on the agreement at a ratification meeting scheduled for April 10, 2019.
Overview of Bargaining So Far
The Canadian Blood Services - Local 200 Bargaining Committee began negotiations with the employer on November 28 through 30, 2017.
Both sides returned to the table on February 5 through 7, 2018.
The Bargaining Committee resumed
negotiations with the employer on Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May
30, 2018. Talks stalled, however, and they applied for conciliation. A
third-party conciliator was then appointed to assist both sides in
moving forward towards an agreement.
The Canadian Blood Services - Local 200 Bargaining Committee
and the employer are scheduled to return to the bargaining table with
the aid of a third-party conciliator on September 5 and 6, 2018.
The Bargaining Committee
reached a tentative agreement with the employer on Thursday, September
Members of Canadian Blood Services (CBS) – Local 200 voted to reject a tentative agreement with the employer on October 3, 2018.
The employer’s refusal to address wages remained
a key sticking point. After nearly a year at the bargaining table, the employer
maintains that they cannot negotiate any kind of wage increases until the Bill
29 health votes are complete.
20, the Committee met to discuss next steps and strategy for resolving this unfair and
unnecessary delay and will be in touch as plans develop.
Negotiations between the Canadian Blood Services – Local 200
Bargaining Committee and the employer with the aid of a third-party
conciliator resumed on February 5 and 6, 2019.