Canadian Blood Services and Diagnostics
November 4, 2013 Newsletter: Meet your
new executive, by-laws update, logo contest and more.
October 7, 2013 Gerry Lee released his
Arbitration Award for OPSEU and OAHPP on October 4th, 2013. Each of our three
employee groupings in our bargaining units received some sort of increase
without the Union having to take any concessions.
April 5, 2013 Members of OPSEU CBS
Support (L160-London, L200-Brampton, L210-Hamilton, L477-Ottawa and
L5103-Toronto) are asked to participate in a demand set survey. more...
January 28, 2013 Canadian Blood Services Support workers with OPSEU have a
new two-year collective agreement including a two per cent general wage increase
each year. more...
January 18, 2013 The Memorandum of Settlement (MOS) for OPSEU support
staff at Canadian Blood Services Toronto, Hamilton, London, Brampton and is now
available for download. more...
January 16, 2013 In addition to fighting off the attacks to the
collective agreement, we also made some significant gains.
January 11, 2013 The Ratification Meeting dates, times and locations are
now available.. more...
December 20, 2012 Support workers at Canadian Blood Services have reached
a tentative agreement after three days of heavy bargaining.. more...
November 6, 2012 Canadian Blood Services says the organization of the
future is going to require fewer people. Caught in a funding squeeze by their
provincial funders, CBS says they have to compete with other health priorities
and money is getting tighter and tighter. .more...
August 21, 2012 The bargaining team continues to meet with our employer in an attempt to reach a new Collective
April 12, 2012 Politicians,
donors, staff and union officials rallied outside Canadian Blood Services’ Thunder Bay Plasma Donation Centre on April 11, 2012. more...
April 5, 2012 Two mayors and OPSEU President Smokey Thomas will speak at a rally April 11 to save the Thunder Bay Plasma
Collection Centre. more...
April 4, 2012 Canadian Blood Services is buying an increasing supply of blood plasma products from the United States while shutting
down its only Canadian plasma collection facility in Thunder Bay. more...
March 29, 2012 Canadian Blood Services says it is producing too much blood plasma and is going to close its Thunder Bay Centre collection center, shedding 25 unionized
January 10, 2012 The CBS Support Bargaining Team met with the employer on
December 1 and 2 in Toronto and then on December 6, 7 and 8 in Ottawa. more...
November 30, 2011 Effective 2012, it is law for all members of a Regulated Health Profession to carry Professional Liability Insurance. OPSEU has, in consultation with CG&B Insurance Group, arranged for our affected members an opportunity to get insurance at a discounted rate.
November 18, 2011 Our Collective Agreement expired on
March 31, 2011. OPSEU served CBS with a notice to bargain in January of 2011.
Much has happened since then. more...
Bargaining hits a wall
November 9, 2011 After many days of
negotiations over the past year, your Local 5101/210
bargaining team has sought the help of a conciliation
ARBITRATOR AND ARBITRATION DATE
October 5, 2010 It has been a long process but the
parties have now finally agreed on the arbitrator and date.
CBS/OPSEU Provincial Labour Adjustment Committee
July 2010 Meeting Update
July 2010 Meeting Update (Functions Chart)
June 2010 Meeting Update
May Meeting Update
CBS Provincial Labour Adjustment Committee (PLAC) Update
April 15, 2010 The parties have begun
negotiations on a comprehensive labour adjustment plan that expands
on the details in the original CBS Provincial Labour Adjustment
Committee (PLAC) framework that addresses application, union
recognition, access to work, notice of layoff, election process,
local labour adjustment committees and terms and conditions of
employment. Further details will be shared as finalized.
There was general discussion about the FTE numbers
associated with theBrampton worksite with more detailed staffing
plans in the early summer 2010. The anticipated notice of layoff and
election process will be provided in the Fall of 2010. There have
been discussions about the remaining work the committee must
complete and have adjusted the meeting dates accordingly.
Future meetings will focus not only on processes,
but also the supporting tools and documents needed to enable
affected employees to make informed decisions. The committee will be
providing standardized training to local union and management in
advance of the notice of layoff and election process.
PLAC meetings suspended
February 18, 2010 OPSEU has put CBS on notice
that we have suspended meetings of the Provincial Labour Adjustment
Committee (PLAC) pending receipt of disclosure of information
relating to the planned Brampton facility.
Pension Liaison Committee looking for Trustee
February 4, 2010 OPSEU is seeking a member to
serve as a Trustee on the Canadian Blood Services Defined Benefit
Pay Equity finalized
February 2, 2010 OPSEU and CBS are pleased to
announce that the Joint Pay Equity Committee has finalized the Pay
Equity Plans for the four OPSEU bargaining units.
OPSEU and CBS Pay Equity negotiations result in multi-million payout
January 29, 2010 OPSEU and Canadian Blood
Services have completed and signed Pay Equity Plans for
OPSEU-represented employees that have resulted in a payout of
approximately $8 million.
Pay Equity Update
December 18, 2009 – In a joint letter to members
and managers, the Joint Pay Equity Committee gives an update on their
CBS Provincial Support Unit vote by slim margin in favour of accepting
In a province-wide vote held over the weekend, members came
out in record numbers to vote on the proposed memorandum of settlement.
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Dear Sisters and Brothers
us a mandate to negotiate a collective agreement with no
concessions...and that’s what we’re delivering. At the
table, the support of the 98 per cent strike vote gave us
the voice of the members, and the employer heard it loud and
clear. "No" to concessions on hours of work, days off and
consecutive weekends. With the assistance of conciliation
officer John Quinn, your team arrived at a negotiated
settlement. Please read the
memorandum of settlement that the bargaining team you elected
is recommending. Copies will be provided at the information
meetings at the scheduled ratification votes as posted in
and vote - see you there!
Thompson, Bargaining Team Chair, Local 210
Bergman-Richards, Local 160
(Reid) Macdonald, Local 477
Kissick, Local 5103
Goddard, Local 5103
Message from Chair of the
August 5, 2009
Read the message...
Canadian Blood Services Provincial Support members – we're part of a staff team that make it happen!
photos and more...
June 25, 2009 Ottawa –
members of the division make a presentation at the CBS Open Public
Board meeting to identify the most difficult challenges they face in
working for the Canadian Blood Services.
Sean Allen – OPSEU,
Shirley Johnny – OPSEU, Katherine Zan-OPSEU, Mike Davidson-CUPE
NB and Ruth Wheply-CUPE NB
Sean Allen, Sector 19 Chair
and Local President 477 makes presentation to CBS Board Members at
an Open Public Board meeting
BARGAINING GETS UNDERWAY
July 2, 2009 Your bargaining
team met with the Employer on June 23 to 26.
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OAHPP members head into bargaining this month
April 6, 2009 Ontario Agency for Health
Protection and Promotion members get down to the business of
bargaining starting Apr. 28
NEWSLETTER: To the Point:
March 18, 2009 Newsletter for Sector 19 members in Canadian Blood
Services and Diagnostics more...
For previous issues of To the Point,
Joint Provincial Labour Adjustment Committee
March 16, 2009: Joint Provincial Labour
Adjustment Committee formed. For Communique #1,
ONTARIO AGENCY FOR HEALTH PROTECTION AND PROMOTION
Lab workers elect bargaining team
February 12, 2009 OPSEU members at the
Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion have elected
their first-ever bargaining team and hope to be in negotiations
with their new employer this spring.
Photos and more...
Health lab members set bargaining timeline
December 17, 2008 As a result of the recent
transfer of Ontario Public Service health labs to the new Ontario
Agency for Health Protection and Promotion , a focus group of
members from the Toronto, Orillia and Peterborough Labs met Dec.16
to develop procedures for the upcoming round of bargaining.
CBS DIAGNOSTICS Locals 5101 and 210
CBS & Diagnostics members ratify new agreement
November 7, 2008 By a margin of 97 per cent support,
members of CBS Diagnostics Locals 5101 and 210 today ratified their
tentative contract with Canadian Blood Services Read the :
Memorandum of Agreement
Agreed changes 2008
Blood shortage linked to job layoffs at Canadian Blood
November 4, 2008 The shortage in Canada’s
blood supply can be attributed, in part, to job layoffs, union
Pay Equity Update
June 30, 2008 Canadian Blood Services and
OPSEU met to discuss the impact of the recently announced
re-organization at CBS on pay equity.
CBS Pay Equity Update
May 5, 2008 CBS Pay Equity project: The job
evaluation process is now complete. Meetings are scheduled in May and
June 2008 as the next step in the process. More
CBS Pay Equity Project
July 27 2007 The project is entering the data
collection phase at the National Contact Centre.
June 29, 2007 Pay
Equity Update 3 What is Pay Equity? Pay Equity Plan. Joint Pay Equity
For previous Pay Equity Updates, click here
Sector 19 Canadian Blood Services and Diagnostics –
executive elected June 2007
August 10, 2006
Communications Centre: LEC teams elected
April 28, 2006
Province wide collective agreement for
support unit at Canadian Blood Services
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