OPSEU Diablogue: Blood services staff fuming over blame for low inventory

Canadian Blood Services is telling staff that national blood inventory levels are at their lowest since 2008. In a memo sent out September 30, Chief Supply Chain Officer Ian Mumford calls it “a serious performance gap,” leaving an already demoralized … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: 2nd recall in 10 months raises concerns at blood agency

The message was sent out at 4:06 pm on a Friday to staff at Canadian Blood Services. Described as a “developing situation,” Chief Operating Officer Ian Mumford told workers that the previous night the agency issued a recall of 1,500 … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: CBS warns of coming job losses in national meeting with labour

Canadian Blood Services says the organization of the future is going to require fewer people. Caught in a funding squeeze by their provincial funders, CBS says they have to compete with other health priorities and money is getting tighter and … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Saturday Diablogue story pile-up

In sports they call it plays of the week. For us, it’s just our way to address the pile up of issues surrounding health care this week. Labour issues are very important to us given OPSEU presents more than 41,000 members … Continue reading →