P.E.I. tax dollars on strike with Canadian Blood Services employees

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The Canadian Blood Services (CBS) strike in Charlottetown has been ongoing now for five months. Striking staff is primarily only asking for a guarantee of working hours. CBS refuses to support its workers in this fair request.

The P.E.I. government has pretty much indicated that they will not intervene in this dispute unless they are asked to. Well, I am asking them to. The P.E.I. government pays $30 million of our tax dollars to CBS every year for its services.

Granted, CBS is still providing P.E.I. with blood supplies while the strike is on, but taxpayers are getting ripped off while this strike continues. Striking staff is not being paid and the Charlottetown collection centre remains closed. Has our yearly tax dollar payment been adjusted accordingly? You can bet it has not.

Another example of our tax dollars being squandered. It’s time for the P.E.I. government to get involved and see this strike dealt with. We deserve to get the full services that the government is paying our tax dollars for.

Allen Veale,

Stratford

Organizations: CBS

Geographic location: P.E.I., Charlottetown

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