Collective Bargaining Branch

July 25, 2017
While Parliament is in recess over the summer, members of CIU’s National Board of Directors across the country are taking lobbying training and bringing our message to Members of Parliament. We’re talking to MPs about what it means to work for the Canada Border Services Agency and the importance of achieving a contract that provides parity with other law enforcement agencies.
July 18, 2017
We recommend that members file an appeal within 120 calendar days of their receipt of payment.
July 13, 2017
Our bargaining team met with the employer this week from July 11- 13, in Ottawa.  The meetings provided us with an opportunity to clarify our position on a number of our proposals, including Maternity and Parental Leave, Injury on Duty Leave and Family-Related Responsibilities Leave.  We also worked to strengthen the language of our Appendix “K”, Work Force Adjustment (WFA) provisions.
July 5, 2017
We met the employer in May.  We had some further discussion about our priorities to improve the plan, and on how we can update the plan document. 
June 20, 2017
As of today, it’s been three years since our contract expired. We have taken the government to court. We have taken the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) before the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB). Union members have picketed their workplaces – from Sarnia to Dorval Airport in Montreal, to PIA in Toronto, to downtown Vancouver. We have filed for a Public Interest Commission (PIC). Now is the time for us to take our message to MPs.
June 14, 2017
After much delay on the part of the employer, Treasury Board and PSAC have finally signed collective agreements for the PA, EB, TC and SV bargaining units.
May 19, 2017
Our bargaining team met with Canada Post Corporation on May 16 and 17, 2017. We had asked the employer to provide us with detailed information about their efforts to resolve existing surplus situations. The employer provided some of this information this week and committed to provide the balance of the information at our next meeting for our review and analysis. We continue to ask you to give us feedback on the employer’s proposal to change our current job security provisions.
May 18, 2017
At the request of the employer, the SSO bargaining session scheduled from June 13 to 15, 2017, has been cancelled due to changes on the employer’s bargaining team.
May 9, 2017
Our bargaining team met with SSO during the week of May 1. The team started the week in caucus, where we had planned to review SSO’s proposals, but unfortunately the documents provided by our employer contained many errors and lacked clarity.
May 5, 2017
We tabled a pay proposal to mirror what was achieved at the core public administration. This includes market and wage adjustments, grid restructuring and harmonization.

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