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 Koury, 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.

Updates

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.

April 15, 2016

FB team takes CBSA and Treasury Board to task over heavy-handedness of CBSA management

March 10, 2016

CBSA is a law enforcement agency. Officers working at CBSA should be afforded the same pension benefit as other enforcement workers.

February 5, 2016

We uphold the Charter. We deserve nothing less. This week was our FB bargaining team’s first week in negotiations with Treasury Board and CBSA under the new government.

June 18, 2015

In negotiations this week with Treasury Board/CBSA, our FB bargaining team made it clear that we do not plan to back down on sick leave, despite the government’s threat to circumvent negotiations using provisions in Bill C-59

May 13, 2015

With the introduction of the Budget Implementation Act last week, the Harper Government is attacking our rights and the sick leave provisions provided under our collective agreement

March 27, 2015

“Twenty-five and out” plan raised at bargaining table and in Pension Advisory Committee

January 16, 2015

This past week (January 12 through 15) our FB bargaining team met with Treasury Board/CBSA representatives to continue talks for a new collective agreement

November 21, 2014

The demands that we’ve tabled in bargaining would provide protection against management abuse and ensure that union members at CBSA are treated with respect.

September 12, 2014

Our FB bargaining team met with Treasury Board and CBSA from September 9-12, to continue talks for a new collective agreement. 

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