TORONTO, May 23, 2023 /CNW/ – On Wednesday, May 24, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) workers and their allies will be holding a demonstration outside the CBS Brampton Collection and Processing site to demand fair treatment, better wages, and improvements in their working conditions.
DATE: Wednesday, May 24
TIME: 11 am – 1 pm
LOCATION: CBS Brampton Collection and Processing site, 100 Parkshore Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 5M1
Speakers will include Geoff Cain, Chair of OPSEU/SEFPO’s Canadian Blood Services and Diagnostics Division; OPSEU/SEFPO Regional Vice-Presidents Lucy Morton and Sara Labelle, along with regional and local leaders.
Workers at the location have been left feeling unappreciated and disrespected after the employer refused to renew a critical staffing clause in their Collective Agreement.
This clause ensures that all full-time permanent positions vacated by retired or departing staff will be promptly filled.
The rally will raise awareness of the No Paid-Plasma campaign to oppose the privatization of blood plasma collection.
SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/SEFPO)