Union to march in support of striking workers in Charlottetown

Published on September 11, 2015

Part-time staff at Canadian Blood Services in Charlottetown are walking the picket line in a dispute over the number of hours they work each week. The workers want a guaranteed minimum and say they have been working without a contract since 2011. As of Friday afternoon, there was no progress reported between the two sides.

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The P.E.I. Union of Public Sector Employees (UPSE) will be marching in support of striking part-time workers at Canadian Blood Services in Charlottetown.

The march will take place outside the clinic at 85 Fitzroy Street on Monday at 9:30 a.m.

UPSE has invited the Federation of Labour and affiliates to join them.

"These workers are not getting strike pay so a collection will be taken up on their behalf,'' a news release issued by UPSE said on Friday.

Eleven part-time staff walked off the job recently, asking for more guaranteed hours. The organization had no update when contacted on Friday.

Approximately 100 donation appointments were expected to be missed over the past week.