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  • About us | Customs and Immigration Union
    Security Women s rights Public Service Cuts Sick Leave Duty to Accommodate Representation Find your Union Representative Forms Guides Collective Agreements Find a Decision About the Union Profile History National Representatives Life Honourary Members Publications Rules Regulations Reports Home About us About us Profile History National Representatives Organization Chart Life Members Career Opportunities This entry was posted on September 17 2009 by rbond Spread the Word Are you a member

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  • Publications | Customs and Immigration Union
    Name Tags Arming Initiative Border Security Women s rights Public Service Cuts Sick Leave Duty to Accommodate Representation Find your Union Representative Forms Guides Collective Agreements Find a Decision About the Union Profile History National Representatives Life Honourary Members Publications Rules Regulations Reports Home About us Publications Publications This entry was posted on July 23 2009 by rbond Spread the Word Are you a member Receive our newsletter or latest

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  • National OfficeCustoms and Immigration Union
    January 10 and 11 2015 They spent time creating a three year plan of action focusing on ways to make young workers a more prominent and vocal part of the Alliance Sister Lauren Baert CIU National CIU National President Jean Pierre Fortin offers support to MPPAC President Rae Banwarie 6 February On February 6 2015 CIU National President Jean Pierre Fortin met with Rae Banwarie President of the Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada MPPAC Brother Fortin congratulated Brother Banwarie on the recent Supreme Court decision which gives RCMP members the fundamental right to unionize and collectively bargain with the government The CIU is pleased to offer CIU National President meets with Vancouver Branch members 6 February On February 6 2015 the CIU Vancouver Branch held its Annual General Meeting National President Jean Pierre Fortin was pleased to join over eighty members for the event including the newly elected Branch representatives All eagerly demonstrated support for CIU and PSAC in their efforts to negotiate provisions that will result in a healthier workplace Brother CIU Local 19 conducts food drive in support of the Inn of the Good Shepherd 3 February On Friday December 19th members of the PSAC Customs and Immigration Union CIU Local 19 conducted a quick food drive in support of the Inn of the Good Shepherd Both on duty and off duty members attended with donations In addition bargaining team member Lauren Baert was in attendance to answer any questions in relation FB team raises health and safety issues in bargaining 16 January This past week January 12 through 15 our FB bargaining team met with Treasury Board CBSA representatives to continue talks for a new collective agreement In negotiations our team made a number of proposals geared towards making CBSA a much better place to work

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  • Anthony Stanisci | Customs and Immigration Union
    ensuring that union members would be legally protected in the event that members of the public take legal action against an employee for performing their duties Given our recent experiences we told CBSA that we do not trust CBSA management and better protections are required We also discussed our proposal for new protections for officers getting H ed on designated paid holidays our proposal to improve access to telework for non uniformed officers CBSA s roll out of a new system for uniform allotment issues related to inland enforcement Progress made on Mental Health front The PSAC successfully reached a Memorandum of Understanding MOU this session with Treasury Board concerning a joint task force do address mental health in the workplace For more information on the MOU visit http psacunion ca psac achieves agreement treasury board mental We are meeting again in May For more information and to see our proposals and those of the employer visit psacunion ca fb This entry was posted on March 27 2015 by Anthony Stanisci PSAC young workers craft vision for the future Eight young workers from across the country participated in PSAC s first National Young Worker Committee meeting in Ottawa on January 10 and 11 2015 They spent time creating a three year plan of action focusing on ways to make young workers a more prominent and vocal part of the Alliance Sister Lauren Baert CIU National Youth Representative third from the right was one of the participants It s amazing to see how much we can all flourish as leaders when we sit down and collaborate To say that our meeting was encouraging and empowering doesn t even do it justice We are the future of this union and we must band together For more information http psacunion ca psac young

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  • Admin Staff | Customs and Immigration Union
    intranet in the form of Questions and Answers With the Hearing scheduled to commence on Monday December 1 2014 the parties were able to reach a settlement after considerable back and forth The CBSA will post the revised Questions and Answers with respect to the Conditions of Employment to Carry Use and Maintain CBSA Issued Defensive Equipment The CBSA will advise line managers that advice given to employees will be consistent with these revised Questions and Answers The PSAC advised the Public Service Labour and Employment Board PSLREB that the complaint has been withdrawn The Interim Memorandum of Agreement concerning Arming and MMPI posted on the CIU web site in August and September which had been negotiated to ensure that the CBSA did not act on the assertions in the original Questions and Answers has now expired as a result of the settlement It is important to underscore that in May 2014 the PSAC CIU also filed a Policy Grievance against the Conditions of Employment By no means is the issue resolved with this employer Despite being granted several extensions the Treasury Board has failed to respond to the Policy Grievance As a result we have referred it to the PSAC to pursue before the PSLREB In addition the Duty Firearm Course Advisory Committee Appendix F will meet on December 16 at which point we should have more information about the arming training plans For ease of reference please see the attached Questions and Answers that are now posted on the CBSA Atlas Should the employer act in a manner that is not in keeping with these statements or otherwise discriminates against our members please contact a Labour Relations Officer at the CIU National Office This entry was posted on December 3 2014 by Admin Staff CIU Obtains Interim Relief in the wake of CBSA s communications on arming CIU National President Jean Pierre Fortin and CIU Labour Relations Officer Laurel Randle represented by Chantal Homier Nehmé PSAC Legal Officer and Andrew Raven of Raven Law participated in three days of mediation with respect to the Unfair Labour Practices complaint CIU PSAC filed against TB CBSA The complaint was filed in May shortly after the employer issued Confirmation of Conditions of Employment and Questions and Answers documents to members On August 1 the parties came to an agreement that upholds the collective agreement and provides our members with protection pending the interim hearing scheduled for early September The employer has agreed to not place any employee on leave without pay as a result of that employee s failure to pass any component of the arming training if that employee was hired prior to August 31 2007 or that employee is unable to complete the arming training due to a Canadian Human Rights Act requirement Agreement was also reached on limitations with respect to MMPI testing and on terms respecting members who have or will request to retire or be demoted The parties have agreed to jointly review the Questions and

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  • Reflective Identifiers on VestsCustoms and Immigration Union
    History National Representatives Life Honourary Members Publications Rules Regulations Reports Issue Reflective Identifiers on Vests Home Current Issues Reflective Identifiers on Vests CBSA agrees to affix reflective tape identifiers to flaps on BSO vests 15 December After discussions with CIU in particular Brother Mark Weber Chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Committee and Brother André Beaulieu member of the CBSA Uniform Committee the CBSA has agreed to amend its

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  • Customs and Immigration Union | The voice of over 10,000 Canadians working to protect our country | Page 3
    Treasury Board counterparts for three days during the week of September 8 2014 The government presented the same proposal to gut sick leave to all of the Treasury Board bargaining tables Among other things the government s proposal calls for a short term disability plan the elimination of sick leave FB bargaining team tells CBSA that workers deserve better 12 September Our FB bargaining team met with Treasury Board and CBSA from September 9 12 to continue talks for a new collective agreement At the outset of bargaining our team put management on notice that recent events in Emerson Manitoba and at Pearson Airport in Toronto only serve to strengthen our resolve to achieve enhanced protections for Government tables Go to work sick proposal for federal public service 11 September During negotiations with the Public Service Alliance of Canada yesterday federal government negotiators tabled a proposal that would gut the sick leave provisions for employees of the federal public service CBSA responds to CIU in regards to the three suspended officers from Manitoba 10 September On September 5th CIU received a letter from CBSA President Luc Portelance in response to its request that the Agency rescind the disciplinary measures it imposed on three Border Services Officers from Emerson Manitoba Mr Portelance acknowledged the importance of the issue He instructed Ms Camille Therriault Power Vice President of Human Resources and Mr Martin Bolduc Vice President of Negotiations continue next week for Treasury Board bargaining units 4 September Negotiations for PSAC s five Treasury Board bargaining units FB EB PA SV and TC Groups will continue from September 9th to 11th 2014 PSAC bargaining teams will continue to focus on strengthening public services and improving the working conditions of the people who deliver them Interim Memorandum of Agreement concerning arming and MMPI

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  • PSAC launches court action against Bill C-4 | Customs and Immigration Union
    History National Representatives Life Honourary Members Publications Rules Regulations Reports Home Archived Issues Bill C 4 PSAC launches court action against Bill C 4 PSAC launches court action against Bill C 4 28 March 2014 Posted in Bill C 4 By National Office The PSAC has taken the first step in its legal challenge against Bill C 4 the legislation that has gutted the collective bargaining rights of federal public service workers On March 24 2014 the union filed its constitutional challenge to Bill C 4 in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice The challenge focuses on the following key areas Essential services which challenges the changes made to the Public Service Labour Relations Act PSLRA that give the employer exclusive right to decide what are essential services and which workers perform them Dispute Resolution which challenges the amendments made to the dispute resolution mechanisms under PSLRA where unions were free to choose a conciliation strike process or binding arbitration The amendments now restrict their choices Bill C 4 also ensures that arbitration boards are no longer independent Freedom of Association and Freedom to Strike which argues that Bill C 4 violates the fundamental rights of federal public service workers

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