CFIA bargaining: Negotiations continue

The Employer and our CFIA bargaining team met in Ottawa on October 4 to 6, 2016, where the parties reviewed all non-monetary proposals.  Our team discussed collective agreement language such as Statement of Duties, Grievance Procedures and the MOU on Wash-Up time.

Our union bargaining team is committed to making improvements to our collective agreement and is rejecting all  concessions that will compromise our rights and benefits.

Phoenix pay system

Once again we raised more concerns about the serious problems that continue to plague the Phoenix pay system. We addressed many issues such as over and under-payments, acting pay, benefits and pay stubs. The employer reported what it is doing to fix these issues and indicated that the majority of problems will be resolved by the end of the fiscal year.

CFIA members who are still facing pay issues as a result of the new system should contact the employer at or the pay centre

Members are entitled to access emergency pay if they have not received their pay on time.

Please contact your Union representative if your pay issues are not being rectified or addressed in a timely fashion.

More information and updates on Phoenix are available on the PSAC website.

More bargaining dates

The parties will meet again on November 7 to 9, 2016, December 6 to 8, 2016, and  January 17 to 19, 2017. Stay informed: sign up for bargaining updates and make sure your membership information is up to date.

The PSAC Negotiator and our regional bargaining team members have already visited workplaces in Guelph, Toronto, Saskatoon, Regina, Brandon, Winnipeg, Nova Scotia, PEI, Vancouver and Surrey.  Visits in other regions are being planned-stay tuned for more information – we look forward to meeting with you.

Stay informed and get involved

Our bargaining team will keep you informed throughout this process.

To stay informed and get involved:

  • Check our national website
  • Follow PSAC on Facebook and Twitter 
  • Talk to your colleagues about our work contract, benefits and protections.
  • Participate in any upcoming information sessions in your region

Spread the word so we can keep the pressure on the employer and fight back against their concessions!

Our bargaining team:

Eryn Butterfield    

Rick Cormier            

Richard Hilson       

Bob Kingston                      

Terri Lee                   

Randy Olynyk        

Marlene O’Neil        

Jacques Rousseau            

Karen Zoller



October 7, 2016