Canadian Blood Services - Local 200 - Bargaining Brief
Updated: Jan 16, 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
Since the employer's offer was voted down, the Canadian Blood Services – Local 200 Bargaining Committee has been working to get back to the table as soon as possible — unfortunately, due to scheduling issues with the employer and the third-party conciliator, negotiations will not be resuming until February 5, 2018.
At the table, the Committee hopes to make some headway with non-monetary items, like the requirement of receipts for uniforms. But the key sticking point remains the employer’s refusal to discuss wages until the Bill 29 representation votes are complete. On November 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.
In the meantime, the expired collective agreement remains in effect.
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.