CFIA bargaining: PSAC proposing fair wage offer in November

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) bargaining team tabled key proposals during negotiations October 18-20, and will be tabling our remaining proposals including wage increases, market adjustments, and allowances at the next bargaining session in mid-November.

PSAC tabled proposals on the Employment Transition Policy, the Joint Learning Program, and Childcare. PSAC negotiated employment transition policies (called Workforce Adjustment Appendix in core public administration units) into collective agreements to ensure that our members have some measure of job security in the event of job cuts. Negotiations focused on these and other proposals previously tabled in August.

PSAC and the employer also discussed the employer’s intention to propose changes to hours-of-work provisions in the collective agreement. More clarity on this employer-driven proposal should be provided following the November bargaining dates.

Your bargaining team will continue to push back against any concessions that CFIA tables, and fight hard for a fair contract with wages that keep up with the cost of living and improves working conditions for our members.

Plans are underway for PSAC negotiator Hassan Husseini and regional bargaining team members to visit CFIA work sites across the country to meet members. These visits will be an opportunity for CFIA members to learn more about the bargaining process and share their concerns.

The team and CFIA will meet again on the following dates:

  • November 21-23, 2022
  • December 13-15, 2022
  • January 31-February 2, 2023
  • February 28-March 2, 2023  

Support your bargaining team and stay engaged by signing up for the latest bargaining updates. Your support is crucial as we fight to negotiate a fair collective agreement.

If you have any questions, please contact one of your bargaining team members.

CFIA bargaining team members:

Adesoji Fayemiwo
Sylvie Jubinville
Dorothy McRae
Andy Neufeld
Randy Olynyk
Jan Pennington
Michelle Schultz
Sandra Sheppard 
Sylvia Venne 

PSAC staff

Negotiator: Hassan Husseini
Research Officer: Silja Freitag 


October 27, 2022