PSAC members at CFIA review bargaining proposals; elect new bargaining team

PSAC members working at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency held a Bargaining Conference in the National Capital Region on October 2-4, 2018, in a preparation of a new round of bargaining. The current four-year collective agreement with the CFIA will expire at the end of December 2018.

The elected delegates from across the country gathered to prepare for upcoming negotiations for a new collective agreement. They reviewed the recommendations for contract improvements and changes submitted by PSAC/Agriculture Union members, learned about the bargaining process and developed mobilizing strategies for members in their regions and across Canada.

Delegates also elected the CFIA Bargaining Team, which will sit across from the employer throughout negotiations and fight for improvements to the current contract.

Your bargaining team is your voice at the negotiating table and your support is critical to bargaining success!

The team will send out regular communiques to keep you updated on the bargaining process. The full package of bargaining proposals will also be shared with you once it is presented to the CFIA.

We strongly encourage you to visit the CFIA bargaining webpage, sign up to receive our e-News directly in your inbox, and stay in touch with the elected Bargaining Team member in your region:


Jan Pennington - Team Member
Tammy Carter - Alternate


Audrey St-Germain - Team Member
Geneviève Manzo - Alternate

National Capital Region:

Marlene O’Neil - Team Member
Sylvie Jubinville - Alternate


Robert MacDonald - Team Member
Shawn Rudy - Alternate


Andrew Neufeld - Team Member
Layne Tepleski - Alternate


Karen Zoller - Team Member
Jesse Todd - Alternate


Dorothy McRae - Team Member
Randy Olynyk - Alternate 

British Columbia:

Terrie Lee - Team Member
Sky Belt - Alternate


Hassan Husseini

Research Officer:

Silja Freitag



October 5, 2018