Vancouver, British Columbia (October 22, 2021) –LifeLabs has notified the BCGEU through the mediator that it is prepared to resume negotiations this weekend. LifeLabs continues to be committed to negotiations and hopes to reach a fair agreement soon to support the needs of our employees and the communities that they serve.
LifeLabs has been designated as an Essential Service by the BC Labour Relations Board and will remain operational throughout the BCGEU job action. We have worked with the BCGEU to put a plan in place for the essential service levels that we will maintain in order to provide vital outpatient laboratory testing for our patients.
All LifeLabs locations will be open this weekend, as regularly scheduled, per the terms of the Essential Services Order.
LifeLabs is committed to taking all steps possible to minimize disruption to patients and health care providers. We ask that patients continue to visit https://locations.lifelabs.com/ for complete and up-to-date details on locations and hours of operation.
We want to thank you for your continued patience at this time.
LifeLabs is Canada’s leader in laboratory diagnostic information and health connectivity solutions, leveraging innovative and personalized digital tools that empower customers to live their best life. Our dedicated and talented team of 6,000 employees supports 20 million lab visits and conducts over 100 million laboratory tests annually. LifeLabs is 100% Canadian-owned by OMERS Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment manager of one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans. Learn more at www.lifelabs.com.
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