CIU members kicked off the New Year by rallying in Saint John, NB, in support of the FB bargaining team. The rally, which took place on January 7, 2020, followed a meeting with Wayne Long, MP for Saint John-Rothesay. The PSAC-CIU bargaining team representing FB (Border Services) personnel is returning to the bargaining table later this month. Continue reading
More than 100 CIU members marched in Windsor on Monday December 16 to call upon the government to bargain fairly. National President Jean-Pierre Fortin was present, sending a strong message to the employer: “We want respect, we want to have a good contract and we want it as soon as possible”.
This display of solidarity by CIU members and allies is just a taste of what’s to come in 2020: We intend to hold the employer’s feet to the fire and fight for a fair contract – from coast to coast to coast.
Our PSAC-CIU FB group bargaining team is returning to the table in January 2020 and is ready to keep fighting, be it for better protections from CBSA management, improved work-life balance, a fairer medical note policy, paid firearm practice time, and more. The union is also advocating for 25-and-out to be implemented: FB members are law enforcement, and they deserve the same treatment as other law enforcement agencies.
Photos: Paul Thibodeau
FB members perform law enforcement work. These men and women keep our borders safe, seize illegal weapons and drugs, and protect our communities. They deserve a fair contract.
On March 23, 2018, members of CIU and PSAC rallied at the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle (QC) port of entry, in solidarity with the FB bargaining team, and with a clear message for the employer: After 1372 days without a contract, enough is enough.
A large number of CIU and PSAC members rallied today at Toronto Pearson airport, sending a strong message to the employer: As we prepare to return to the bargaining table, it is high time to treat FB members as law enforcement and give them a fair contract. We’re united in solidarity and ready to defend our rights, and we support our bargaining team.
Today, members rallied at the Prescott port of entry, in Ontario, as a display of solidarity and to tell the employer that, after almost 4 years in bargaining, the FB Group deserves a fair contract now!