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LifeLabs, union come to tentative agreement, averting further job action

LifeLabs, union come to tentative agreement, averting further job action

toasterb

The union had a big rally yesterday in Burnaby - a few hundred members were there - I’m sure that sent a message to LifeLabs that they were united in the threat to strike. Glad to see this settled.


Odogogod

Huzzah!


nvman72

This news is definitely a relief.


xoxoMink

Yay unions! \\o/


lazylazybum

The employer super low balled them from the start, slap to the face with 97 percent of members voted to strike. I wonder what this tentative agreement looks like https://www.bcgeu.ca/lifelabs-impasse


OplopanaxHorridus

I feel for those workers. I need regular blood tests and over the last 10 years I've noticed the lab workers become more hurried, and stressed looking. They installed the new booking system, got rid of drop ins at most sites, and I think they are being allocated a very limited time to handle each client now. This last year, especially since most offices went to booking only, things got bad quite quickly: twice they forgot to draw blood for one of my tests, once they forgot to swab with alcohol (clean the blood draw site). I can see the stress of these "efficiencies" and likely the added stress COVID and wearing PPE for 8 hours has made their lives worse. I hope the negotiation makes things better.


bridgemixture

Excellent!


PPEforSelfEsteem

Solidarity!


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shadownet97

Hurray!!