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Alberta lab service employees vote in favour of strike

The Health Sciences Association of Alberta, which represents theworkers, says about 75 per cent of the 900 employees who cast ballotsvoted for strike action.

Hundreds of unionized workers at Edmonton-based Dynalife laboratory
and diagnostic services have voted in favour of strike action to back
contract demands.


The Health Sciences Association of Alberta, which represents the
workers, says about 75 per cent of the 900 employees who cast ballots
voted for strike action.


Officials with Dynalife, which has 36 labs throughout central and northern Alberta, say they're disappointed with the results.


The company says steps are being taken to limit any service disruption, should lab technicians walk off the job.

Union president Elisabeth Ballerman says she's learned the
employer has applied to the Alberta Labour Relations Board to lock out
the workers.


Both sides would have to provide 72 hours notice before taking any action over the next 120 days.