September 29, 2017
Windsor – Unifor has issued a formal strike notice to Medical Laboratories of Windsor for 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 2, 2017.
“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.
For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O’Keefe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-896-3303 (cell).