Today, on December 1, the Employer and the Union officially signed the new FB collective agreement.
With new contract provisions now coming into effect, this brings to a close what has been a historic round of bargaining for both our union and our members. Beyond representing years of hard work by our dedicated bargaining team, it is also the direct result of the intense mobilization that took place over the summer, culminating with the work-to-rule action on August 6.
While this is certainly a victory for our union, it is even more so a testament to what our members can accomplish through sheer solidarity. I have no doubt that the effectiveness of our work-to-rule campaign will live on both as a model of union mobilization and as a warning to the employer for future rounds of negotiations.
I want to offer my thanks to all who participated in the series of events leading up to and including August 6. None of this could have happened without you, our members.
I also want to thank Morgan Gay, our National Negotiator, and Darren Pacione, Research Officer for the FB group, along with the entire FB Bargaining team as well as the PSAC and CIU communications and mobilization teams, for their hard work this round.
We now turn our attention to the ongoing PA, SV, EB and TC bargaining processes. I encourage all FB members to stay informed about these tables and find ways to show support for our CIU Sisters and Brothers in these bargaining units.
Thank you, and in solidarity,
Customs and Immigration Union