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FB bargaining conference: Members of equity groups, women and young workers encouraged to apply

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PSAC-CIU members who self-identify in one of the groups listed below are encouraged to apply to attend the FB National Bargaining Conference before the February 4 deadline.

Eligible groups:

  • Indigenous
  • Racially visible
  • LGBTQ2+
  • Member with disability
  • Woman
  • Young worker (aged 35 or younger)

Bargaining conferences bring together members to discuss and prioritize the issues that will be negotiated during the upcoming round of collective bargaining. Participation of all groups is critical to ensure important equity issues are represented at the bargaining table.

How to apply

As established in Regulation 15, Section 3.3.3, delegates chosen to attend the bargaining conference must:

  • be members of the bargaining unit;
  • hold office in the union, which can include being a shop steward;
  • be dedicated union activists, engaged in union activities and committed to union principles, including social justice and human rights.

Please submit your application via the PSAC website before February 4 at 11:59 EST to be considered.

Note: Applying does not guarantee a delegate seat at the bargaining conference.

This article was first posted on the PSAC website.

UPDATED: Bargaining demands Input Call for Border Services (FB) — Deadline extended to January 28

The Public Service Alliance of Canada will soon be approaching the employer to begin negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement.

During the last round of bargaining, PSAC-CIU achieved important gains at the bargaining table thanks to sustained member engagement. To ensure success this next round, it’s critical that members participate in the process by submitting their bargaining proposals.

Members of the bargaining unit are encouraged to fill out the online form to provide the improvements and changes they would like to see made to the collective agreement.

This form will be open for input until January 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Members will be prompted to login to access the form.

This article was first posted on the PSAC website.

Signing of the FB collective agreement: A message from the CIU National President

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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,

Mark Weber
National President
Customs and Immigration Union

New FB contract now in effect following signing of collective agreement

PSAC-CIU members now have access to their newly negotiated contract terms following the official signing of the Border Services (FB) tentative agreement December 1. Highlights include better protections against excessive discipline in the workplace, leave improvements, paid meal compensation for uniformed officers and other allowances.

The new contract is a four-year agreement from 2018-2022 with a total increase in wages of over eight per cent. Canada Border Services Agency has 180 days from the date of signing the new collective agreement to implement the new pay rates, provide retro pay for the time elapsed since the expiry of the previous agreement, and provide $500 to all FB members as a penalty for the extended implementation timelines.

An updated collective agreement will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, refer to the ratification kit for the full text of the agreement and revised wage grid.

If you have any questions, please contact your CIU branch president or PSAC regional office.

This article has also been posted on the PSAC website.

FB collective agreement to be signed by December 1

Treasury Board has committed to signing the Border Services (FB) tentative agreement for PSAC-CIU members by December 1.

PSAC-CIU contacted Treasury Board immediately upon receiving official approval of the tentative agreement on November 15 to set the date for signing. We were clear that we were prepared to mobilize and ramp up pressure if needed to get the deal signed.

Apart from retroactive wage increases, new contract terms come into effect on the date of signing.

Stay tuned for more details. If you have any questions, please contact  CIU branch president or PSAC regional office.

This article has also been posted on the PSAC website.