Last fall, we sent a call to action by inviting all members who wear name tags to add their names to our National Joint Council Group Grievance, which argues that the employer’s decision to mandate the wearing of name tags is in contravention of the NJC’s Uniforms Directive.
It bears repeating again: CBSA’s name tag policy contributes to a dangerous work environment, and needlessly endangers officers. Since this policy has been implemented, members all across the country have suffered threats, been harassed, and have had to worry about the safety of their family all because they could easily be identified by disgruntled members of the public.
Well, CIU members responded to our call to action in droves: We recently filed the grievance with the employer after collecting nearly 2,000 signatures. That impressive display of solidarity illustrates what we know all too well: CBSA’s name tag policy needs to end.
We’ll make sure to keep you updated as the grievance process progresses. In the meantime, rest assured that we’ll keep pushing for a safer work environment for all.