PSAC’s bargaining team representing members at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) held a sixth bargaining session for a new collective agreement on August 7 and 8.
Our PSAC-Customs and Immigration Union (PSAC-CIU) bargaining team raised issues around vacation leave, medical notes, student workers and firearm practice time during negotiations with Treasury Boa
CFIA management offered no new proposals but continued insisting on a slew of previously-tabled concessions that our union team deemed unacceptable and rejected last month.
Negotiations for new collective agreements for most members began over a year ago, but the government has repeatedly refused our reasonable proposals for a just settlement.
Parks members have been bargaining since January, and each time they have been met with a reluctant, unprepared employer who continues to demonstrate they have been given no mandate on key issues.
During the last round of bargaining, PSAC negotiated improved annual leave provisions for public service workers who have had a break in service during their career.
“Just months away from an election, the federal government is trying to sow divisions within the federal public service after refusing to provide fair compensation for Phoenix damages to almost 60% of their unionized workers – the PSAC membership.