WINDSOR, ON, Sept. 29, 2017 /CNW/ - Unifor has issued a formal strike notice to Medical Laboratories of Windsorfor the company's eight testing facilities. Approximately 90 Medical Lab Assistants and Medical Lab Technicians, represented by Unifor Local 2458, will be in a legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. on October
"These members are performing highly skilled, technical jobs that provide vital medical information for patients, yet many are making half of what those doing the same job in a hospital are paid," said Tullio DiPonti, Local 2458 Secretary-Treasurer.
The workers have been without a contract since March, 2017. For the first five years of service Medical Lab Technicians earn $22.00 an hour and Medical Lab Assistants earn just $13.50.
"It is our hope that this labour dispute can be resolved quickly with as little inconvenience as possible to patients," said Unifor National Representative Chris Taylor.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
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