The FB bargaining team continued their push to make Canada Border Services Agency a better place to work during talks with Treasury Board/CBSA the week of January 20, but the employer still refuses to budge on any meaningful improvements. Our team highlighted issues around: Name tags: The employer still insists that officers must display their names on name tags. Our team reiterated that this practice puts officers at risk and is unacceptable.
January 14, 2020
PSAC’s bargaining team representing 90,000 federal public service workers in the Program & Administrative Services (PA) unit has agreed to mediation on January 16 and 17. The session is being convened by the Public Interest Commission (PIC) and will cover both common issues as well as those specific to the PA unit (information for the other Treasury Board units will be forthcoming).
December 10, 2019
December 10 is Human Rights Day – an opportunity to reflect on the status of human rights in Canada and around the world. In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in recognition of civil, social, economic and political rights, later enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In Canada, we still have a distance to go to ensure the protection of everyone’s human rights, and there are signs that human rights are under attack.
December 8, 2019
December 4, 2019
The October election brought Canadians a minority Liberal government. That means PSAC and other unions will be able to more effectively lobby and fight for the things that matter to you and your families. Phoenix The Parliamentary Budget Officer has said the Phoenix situation could continue until 2023, yet government funding commitments so far have fallen significantly short of what is needed to end the Phoenix nightmare. PSAC will continue pressing for enough funding and urgent action:
November 27, 2019
The unions representing Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) employees are demanding immediate action to address abuse of authority and harassment by management at the agency. In a video released today, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Customs and Immigration Union (PSAC-CIU) outline several cases which have gone unaddressed by CBSA.
November 18, 2019
The bargaining team representing PSAC members working for the Non-Public Funds (NPF) at CFB Valcartier will stand before a hearing with the Public Interest Commission (PIC) today. Our union will present our position on outstanding issues at bargaining. The employer will have the opportunity to do the same.
November 6, 2019
Civilian employees working on Canadian Forces bases across Canada handed out flyers in front of their workplaces on Halloween to draw attention to their long-standing problem of unfair wages. The employees’ pay grids are completely inconsistent across bases. For example, an administrative assistant in Valcartier is paid 40 per cent less than someone in the exact same job in Ottawa.
October 10, 2019
The Conservatives’ recently announced anti-immigration plan will harm asylum seekers, undermine the integrity of the refugee claims process, and could lead to the creation of detention centres at the border. On Wednesday, Andrew Scheer pledged that if elected, his government would renegotiate the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), which allows asylum seekers to make a refugee claim even if they enter at an unofficial border crossing, and move refugee judges closer to ‘hotspots’ along the border to help expedite refugee claims.
October 10, 2019
Balancing work and family is difficult and costly for many Canadians, but things could be made much better with the right support in place. In this federal election, the national political parties are proposing very different approaches to helping parents and children.