Canadian Food Inspection Agency to vote on tentative agreement

The Public Service Alliance of Canada will be holding an electronic vote for members of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to ratify the tentative agreement between PSAC and CFIA.

The voting period will be from January 15 to February 15, 2018.

Meetings will be held by webinar for all members, in addition to face-to-face meetings organized in some regions.

More information about meeting dates and locations in your area will be posted shortly. As per Regulation 15 of the PSAC Constitution, all members must attend a meeting – either by webinar or in-person – in order to cast a vote.

Update personal information

Before voting begins, CFIA members should log into their PSAC Member Portal and make sure their mailing address and personal email are up to date because voting PIN numbers will be sent by their preferred method of communication.

It’s also crucial that CFIA members ensure they remain PSAC members in good standing before voting begins. Due to issues with the Phoenix pay system, members who ought to be in good standing have been rendered not in good standing because their dues have abruptly stopped (despite their continued employment).

A new online form is now available where members can request to remain in good standing in absence of union dues.

Improvements to the collective agreement

The tentative agreement, covering more than 4,000 workers, includes a host of improvements to the collective agreement, and your bargaining team managed to remove all concessions from the table.

Your bargaining team negotiated a 1.25% economic increase for each year of a 4-year agreement expiring on December 31, 2018.

Further details of the tentative agreement will be released during the ratification process. Members should check this site regularly for up-to-date news on the voting process.

PSAC at CFIA – Stronger Together! 

Our bargaining team:

Eryn Butterfield    

Rick Cormier            

Richard Hilson                      

Terri Lee                   

Randy Olynyk        

Marlene O’Neil        

Jacques Rousseau            

Karen Zolle



December 7, 2017