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

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

October 18, 2017

Unfortunately we made no progress in mediation, with Treasury Board and the CBSA demonstrating no movement on the issues raised by our team in bargaining.

August 4, 2017

Union asserts violation of law by CBSA for making unilateral changes without negotiation and Union consent.

July 25, 2017

While Parliament is in recess over the summer, members of CIU’s National Board of Directors across the country are taking lobbying training and bringing our message to Members of Parliament.

June 20, 2017

As of today, it’s been three years since our contract expired.

May 16, 2017

Recently, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced a planned change to its part-time policy. PSAC-CIU has made clear that it is opposed to such changes.

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.

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