BCGEU members to strike LifeLabs after mediation fails

January 20, 2013

Job action at Lifelabs’ Patient Service Centres will begin province-wide on Monday, January 21, 2013 on a rotating basis.

The BCGEU served 72 hours strike notice late last week and will be in a legal strike position as of 6:00 a.m. Information about affected worksites and the duration of job action can be found below.

The union doesn’t take the decision to strike lightly. The move comes following the failure of day long mediated talks at the Labour Relations Board on Saturday, January 19. The main issues are wages and the employer’s demand that our members accept concessions.

BCGEU members at LifeLabs play a key role in the health care delivery system in B.C. and deserve a fair and reasonable agreement. Last week, LifeLabs announced its intention to purchase BC Biomedical Laboratories, at a cost expected to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

If you're a float employee and were scheduled to work at a Patient Service Centre and the employer has now contacted you to cancel your shift because of picketing, please report to the PSC for picket duty.

We urge other BCGEU members to visit any one of the struck worksites to show solidarity with sisters and brothers on the picket line.

Please keep watching the BCGEU website for more information.

 

Worksite Address                                                                       Duration
5531 Inlet Avenue Sechelt 2 days                                              Mon. 7:30 am to Tues. 3:30 pm
777 Hornby Street Vancouver 2 days                                          Mon. 7:00 am to Tues. 3:00 pm
750 West Broadway Vancouver 2 days                                        Mon. 7:00 am to Tues. 5:00 pm
3195 Granville Street Vancouver 2 days                                      Mon. 9:00 am to Tues. 4:30 pm
3540 West 41st Avenue Vancouver 2 days                                  Mon. 8:30 am to Tues. 5:00 pm
4366 West 10th Avenue Vancouver 2 days                                  Mon. 8:30 am to Tues. 4:30 pm
943 West Broadway Vancouver 2 days                                         Mon. 9:00 am to Tues. 5:00 pm
1530 West 7th Avenue Vancouver 2 days                                    Mon. 8:00 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
888 West 8th Avenue Vancouver 2 days                                      Mon. 8:30 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
324 Gilmore Avenue Burnaby 2 days                                            Mon. 6:30 am to Tues. 5:00 pm
3001 Gordon Avenue Coquitlam 2 days                                        Mon. 7:00 am to Tues. 5:00 pm
3650 Mount Seymour Parkway North Vancouver 2 days               Mon. 7:00 am to Tues. 3:30 pm
1200 Lynn Valley Road North Vancouver 2 days                           Mon. 7:00 am to Tues. 3:30 pm
575 16th Street West Vancouver 2 days                                      Mon. 7:30 am to Tues. 5:00 pm
6051 Gilbert Road Richmond 2 days                                             Mon. 8:00 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
1077 56 Street Delta 2 days                                                        Mon. 8:00 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
4515 Harvest Drive Delta 2 days                                                  Mon. 7:00 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
12080 Nordel Way Surrey 2 days                                                 Mon. 6:00 am to Tues. 5:00 pm
17760 56 Avenue Surrey 2 days                                                  Mon. 6:30 am to Tues. 5:00 pm
1656 Martin Drive White Rock 2 days                                           Mon. 6:30 am to Tues. 5:00 pm
1260-6660 Sooke Road Sooke 2 days                                           Mon. 8:00 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
4480 West Saanich Road Victoria 1 day                                         Mon. 6:30 am to Mon. 4:30 pm
1900 Richmond Avenue Victoria 1 day                                           Mon. 7:00 am to Mon. 4:00 pm
1595 Mckenzie Avenue Victoria 2 days                                          Mon. 7:30 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
1641 Hillside Avenue Victoria 2 days                                              Mon. 7:30 am to Tues. 5:30 pm
3749 Shelbourne Street Victoria 2 days                                          Mon. 7:00 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
645 Fort Street Victoria 2 days                                                       Mon. 8:00 am to Tues. 2:00 pm
1990 Fort Street Victoria 2 days                                                     Mon. 8:00 am to Tues. 4:30 pm
101 Burnside Road West Victoria 1 day                                           Tues. 7:30 am to Tues. 4:30 pm
890 Esquimalt Road Victoria 2 day                                                  Tues. 7:30 am to Wed. 1:00 pm
2763 Beverly Street Duncan 2 days                                                Mon. 7:00 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
2720 Mill Bay Road Mill Bay 2 days                                                  Mon. 8:00 am to Tues. 4:30 pm
2475 Bevan Avenue Sidney 2 days                                                  Mon. 7:00 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
87 Wallace Street Nanaimo 2 days                                                   Mon. 7:30 am to Tues. 5:00 pm
650 South Terminal Avenue Nanaimo 2 days                                   Mon. 7:30 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
2980 Island Highway North Nanaimo 2 days                                    Mon. 7:30 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
277 Evergreen Rd Campbell River 2 days                                         Mon. 7:00 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
3949 Maple Way Port Alberni 2 days                                                Mon. 7:30 am to Tues. 3:30 pm
1599 Cliffe Avenue Courtenay 2 days                                              Mon. 7:30 am to Tues. 4:00 pm
806 Vernon Street Nelson 2 days                                                    Mon. 8:00 am to Tues. 4:00 pm