The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is launching radio ads today to raise awareness about the important work done by Border Services Officers, Inland Enforcement Officers and other front-line law enforcement personnel at Canada Border Services Agency.
"Every day, Border Services Officers and other front-line officers at CBSA are putting themselves in harm’s way to keep our communities safe,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. “They deserve the same fair treatment as other law enforcement officers."
The Border Services (FB) group returns to the bargaining table with Treasury Board the week of January 30. The bargaining team is seeking improvements to compensation and working conditions, bringing them more on par with that of other law enforcement officers.
These improvements include a retirement regime consistent with other peace officers, more paid time for firearm practice, and enhanced protections for front-line officers in the context of firearm recertification and control defence tactics training.
“This is about fairness and safety,” said Jean-Pierre Fortin, National President of the Customs and Immigration Union – a component of PSAC. “These workers deserve a federal government that has their back.”
The ads can be heard on radio stations across Canada, as well as online at https://youtu.be/bqWEU1-XoX0