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October 23, 2021

(October 23, 2021) Update Regarding LifeLabs and BCGEU Negotiations and Essential Services

Vancouver, British Columbia (October 23, 2021) – LifeLabs has notified the BCGEU through the mediator that it is prepared to resume negotiations this weekend. We are pleased to report that negotiations will resume this evening.

The BCGEU has confirmed that they will not provide notice of closure of Patient Service Centres identified in Schedule B of the Essential Services Order unless the parties reach an impasse at the table.

All LifeLabs locations will be open this weekend and for the start of the week.

LifeLabs is hopeful that we can reach an agreement with the BCGEU in this current round of negotiations and avoid closure of any Patient Service Centres. 

LifeLabs is committed to taking all steps possible to minimize disruption to patients and health care providers. We ask that patients continue to visit 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. ​


About LifeLabs 

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   ​

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Please note that face masks are mandatory at all times at all of our locations to ensure the health and safety of all customers and employees.

Please inform staff if you are unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition. 

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