Labour Disruption at Canadian Blood Services


Despite continued negotiations, Canadian Blood Services and the Nova Scotia Union of Public and Private Employees (NSUPE) have not been able to come to an agreement in Prince Edward Island. As of September 7, 11 employees represented by NSUPE Local 19 have chosen to go on strike. We are disappointed that we have not reached an agreement but are hopeful the situation will be resolved soon.


The strike involves local clinic support and recruitment employees at Canadian Blood Services’ permanent blood donor clinic in PEI.

While we are committed to reaching an agreement, as responsible stewards of the blood system, we have contingency plans in place to continue to manage the blood system safely and securely, and ensure that patients receive the products they need.