FB group

FB Group bargaining team, representing CBSA employees

David-Alexandre Leblanc (research officer), Dave VanHelvert, Diane Lacombe, Karen Church, Richard Sutcliffe, Brea Lewis, Charles Khoury, Lauren Baert, Brett Evans, Morgan Gay (negotiator), Jessica Kerek Biographical notes

This occupational group of 7,000 employees in the Canada Border Services Agency is responsible for the planning, development, delivery or management of the inspection and control of people and goods entering Canada.

Background

These documents represent the bargaining proposals of the Public Service Alliance of Canada for this round of negotiations for the Border Services group (FB).

Negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement expiring June 20, 2014

Short biographical notes on the members of the FB bargaining team.

Collective agreement

Unit description:
All employees described in the certificate issued by the Public Service Labour Relations Board on February 21, 2007, covering employees in the Border Services Group.
Number in unit:
8 346
Expiry date:
June 20, 2014

Updates

April 21, 2017

Our PSAC/CIU bargaining team for the FB group broke off talks in February after spending three days in mediation with the employer and making no progress on our key priorities. Also, CBSA continued to push concessions.

April 19, 2017

After an extensive survey of all members covered by the PSAC Public Service Dental Plan, we are going to the table to negotiate improvements to our Dental Plan. We have tabled our initial proposals and will be back at the table in May. 

March 31, 2017

In order to prioritize the workload of the compensation community and to allow Phoenix pay-related matters to be addressed first, the Treasury Board has recently issued an information bulletin to departments providing direction regarding automatic compensatory cash-out.

February 10, 2017

As part of our ongoing campaign for respect for the border services group, PSAC filed for a Public Interest Commission (PIC) for the Border Services group on February 8, 2017. The group’s critical public safety duties deserve the same recognition given to other law enforcement officers.

February 5, 2017

Our PSAC/CIU bargaining team for the FB group spent 3 days in mediation with Treasury Board and CBSA this past week. We made no progress on our key priorities for this round of bargaining. We enforce the law. It’s time we were treated accordingly.

January 23, 2017

PSAC is launching radio ads to raise awareness about the important work done by Border Services Officers, Inland Enforcement Officers and other front-line law enforcement personnel

January 5, 2017

Four bargaining teams will be back at the table with Treasury Board, with the assistance of a mediator, to continue negotiations for new collective agreements

November 16, 2016

Our CIU/PSAC bargaining team for Border Services spent nine days in talks with the CBSA and Treasury Board for a new collective agreement

September 16, 2016

Our FB bargaining team spent this past week in negotiations with our Treasury Board/CBSA.

June 24, 2016

Our team made our union’s position clear – we seek a written commitment from both Treasury Board and the CBSA supporting the introduction of a retirement plan that is consistent with what is in place at other law enforcement agencies.

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