TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Support workers at Canadian Blood
Services have reached a tentative agreement after three days of heavy
"I commend all of our Canadian Blood Services support workers," said
OPSEU President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "You have been through a long
and difficult round of bargaining, but your strength and unwavering
resolve have brought results."
"We are pleased to recommend this deal to our members," said OPSEU
Negotiator Anastasios Zafiriadis. "It contains improvements for both
full-time and part-time workers."
A ratification vote will be held in the new year. Details of the deal
will be made available in January.
Negotiations have been ongoing for more than a year, and the two teams
met more than 15 times during the process.
"On behalf of the bargaining team, I would like to thank all our members
for their support in the workplace," said Zafiriadis. "Membership
solidarity gave us the strength to reach a deal that shows proper
respect for the important services these workers provide."
For further information:
Anastasios Zafiriadis, OPSEU Negotiator: 1-800-268-7376 ext 8325