With the employer still refusing to budge on meaningful improvements, our members are ramping up pressure to be treated fairly: After rallying in Saint John, N.B. at the beginning of the year, FB members are now mobilizing in B.C., where they gathered at the Peace Arch border crossing on February 5.
CIU-PSAC members are calling on the government to treat Border Services Officers with the respect they deserve by withdrawing concessions being put forward at the bargaining table.
What we want
- We’re asking for a fair wage increase that keeps up with inflation, better protections for members from CBSA management, and improved work-life balance.
- We’re asking the employer to support pension reform to allow retirement after 25 years of service without penalty, as is the case for other law enforcement agencies.
For a full list of our bargaining demands, please see this page.
For the latest FB bargaining updates, make sure to keep an eye on our FB bargaining section.
Photo: Patrick Bragg
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.