In negotiations, our PSAC/CIU bargaining team for the FB group has made proposals to Treasury Board and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concerning shift work, scheduling and part-time work.
The law says that all matters subject to negotiation are frozen until such time as the parties reach a new agreement, are in a legal strike position or until an arbitration award is issued. This means that our current terms and conditions are frozen. The same rules also apply with respect to changes that could have a direct impact on matters under negotiation or potentially subject to negotiation.
Recently the CBSA has announced that it is proceeding with a change to its part-time policy to increase part-time employment. CIU has made clear that it is opposed to such changes, and PSAC at the bargaining table has indicated that our position is to improve job and income security for PSAC/CIU members at CBSA. An increase in part-time employment runs contrary to this objective.
Given CBSA’s plan to proceed with the changes, PSAC legal counsel is in the process of filing a freeze-violation charge with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (FPSLREB).
CBSA management cannot do whatever it wants. We will uphold our rights.