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