Canadian Blood Services is currently in negotiations with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)-Support, which represents employees in clinics, laboratories, distribution and logistics, as well as some administrative functions across Ontario.

(Ottawa, ON) – Canadian Blood Services is pleased to announce that support employees in Ontario, represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), have voted to ratify the agreement recently reached between the two parties. “We would like to thank our many partners, volunteers, donors and employees across the country that have supported us during this time,” said Ian Mumford, chief supply chain officer, Canadian Blood Services. As always, the need for blood never stops and we encourage donors to continue their ongoing support of the blood system to help maintain an adequate

Today, Canadian Blood Services announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), representing its support employees in Ontario. The Ontario support employees represent approximately 20 percent of Canadian Blood Services’ 4,500 employees, and include drivers, clinic assistants, donor services representatives, phlebotomists and laboratory assistants, as well as clerical and administrative staff across Ontario. “The tentative agreement demonstrates Canadian Blood Services’ commitment to the collective bargaining process and to the

At Canadian Blood Services, safety is and always will be our top priority. When our record on safety is challenged, as it was in a union-sponsored newspaper ad and YouTube video, we have an obligation to respond. Let us reassure you, the Canadian blood system is safe. While Canadian Blood Services did not exist during the tainted blood tragedy, we learned valuable lessons from this history that guide our decision-making. Canada’s blood system is vastly different than it was during the 1980s and 90s and is now one of the safest in the world. Today, we operate in an open and transparent manner

Canadian Blood Services has been in discussions with Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), representing our support employees in Ontario, to reach an agreement. On January 7th 2015, both parties have agreed to continue negotiations until January 8th (6am) in the hope of preventing a labour disruption. Please check back for on-going updates. Canadian Blood Services is facing a potential labour disruption in Ontario. For now, it is business as usual. The collection, processing, testing and distribution of blood and blood products are ongoing. All donors are asked to please keep their