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  • Changes made to the Public Service Health Care Plan | Customs and Immigration Union
    Discussions were held under threat by the Government to legislate rollbacks to the Plan PSAC worked with retirees and the other federal unions to oppose Treasury Board s proposals but the PSHCP is not negotiated through the regular collective bargaining process If this was collective bargaining we would never have agreed said Robyn Benson PSAC National President The Government s February 2014 budget made it clear that it wanted to increase retiree premiums for the PSHCP and increase the years of service to be eligible for the PSHCP as a retiree It was clear from discussions with Treasury Board in the Partners Committee that these changes would be legislated In this context a deal was eventually reached that provided some improvements to the Plan Changes to the Plan Deductibles for all PSHCP members active and retired will be removed as of January 1 2015 The 100 per family or 60 for a single member will no longer be paid Three new benefits to begin as of October 1 2014 Laser eye surgery to be included under the plan with a lifetime cap of 1 000 Repairs and replacement parts for CPAP sleep apnea machines to be covered up to 300 per year Increase the psychological services cap to 2 000 from 1 000 Current and future pensioners will move to paying 50 of PSHCP premiums This will be phased in over four years starting on April 1 2015 Current retirees with incomes that make them eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement approximately 16 728 for a single person and 22 080 for a couple will continue to pay only 25 of the premiums Retirees who are younger than 65 will have these same income thresholds apply to them 6 year service requirement to access retiree benefits This will apply to

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2014/03/changes-made-to-the-public-service-health-care-plan/ (2015-04-05)
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  • CBSA’s Notice to Employees regarding Essential Services Designation | Customs and Immigration Union
    s Notice to Employees regarding Essential Services Designation 26 March 2014 Posted in Essential Services Designation By National Office We have been informed by Board of Directors members in the field that the employer is distributing notices to employees advising them that the position they occupy is one that provides essential services Because CIU PSAC will be mounting legal challenges to the Essential Service Agreement process we have conferred with

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2014/03/cbsas-notice-to-employees-regarding-essential-services-designation/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Grievance on First Aid Allowance | Customs and Immigration Union
    National Office The Customs and Immigration Union CIU recommends that members grieve the Canada Border Services Agency CBSA decision to limit the payment of the National Joint Council NJC First Aid Allowance CIU is advocating that members who meet the eligibility criteria grieve To be eligible the members must meet all of the following eligibility requirements 1 be Public Service employees within the meaning of the Public Service Labour Relations Act revised August 2 2005 2 be formally required by the department to be available on a regular basis to provide in addition to their regular duties first aid to the general public 3 be employed at a location where there is a lack of readily available emergency medical treatment facilities in the immediate area a radius of 10 kilometres and 4 be required by and at the expense of the department to undertake and complete first aid training St John Ambulance Standard Certificate and maintain such level of first aid capability CIU has been informed that members have received 2nd level replies denying their first aid allowance We are therefore encouraging that eligible grievors submit to their supervisor a transmittal to the final level NJC Normally grievors have 10

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2014/02/grievance-on-first-aid-allowance/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Continued job action by Foreign Service officers and implications for CIU members | Customs and Immigration Union
    strike on Government business and the Canadian economy are increasingly severe and mounting We understand that barring meaningful engagement by the Government at the negotiating table it is PAFSO s intention to continue to exert maximum pressure throughout the summer and into the fall if necessary WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU Current job action by PAFSO has important implications for labour relations across the federal public service in the short and long term We keen to ensure that our own union and our members provide as much support to PAFSO s efforts as the law allows 1 All members We ask all CAPE PIPSC AJC CEIU UNE CIU members to continue to show support for PAFSO members who are on strike and to respect the lawful job action process by not attempting to perform any of the duties of striking FS employees If directed by your supervisor to do so you should refer them to your department s own Guide for Strike Preparation which states clearly that Employees in other bargaining units should not be asked to perform duties of employees on strike If your supervisor persists please contact your CAPE PIPSC AJC CEIU UNE CIU labour relations officer for guidance 2 Members assigned to FS positions Substantive members of CAPE PIPSC AJC CEIU UNE CIU bargaining units currently assigned acting in a FS position are deemed under the Public Service Labour Relations Act to be members of the FS bargaining unit for the duration of their assignment and are therefore eligible to participate in job action The Public Service Labour Relations Board confirmed in its 2004 Potter decision that you are what you do is the overriding principle in determining an employee s bargaining unit We urge all such members to follow job action instructions from PAFSO This is true even if your union dues are still being directed to CAPE PIPSC AJC CEIU UNE CIU there is often a lag within a department s compensation services in updating membership lists check off for unions and redirecting union dues appropriately especially in departments with heavy rotationality like DFATD and CIC 3 Members on short term deployments doing FS work Substantive members of CAPE PIPSC AJC CEIU UNE CIU bargaining units on short term deployment temporary duty at missions abroad to provide surge capacity during peak season are performing FS work and deemed to be members of the FS bargaining unit for the duration of the deployment even though you are not assigned to a specific FS position This applies especially to employees deployed to CIC visa processing centres generally PM or FB group members You are eligible to participate in job action and we urge you to follow PAFSO s instructions No matter what your manager may say you can not be disciplined for participating in lawful job action by your bargaining unit at the time Management is prohibited from using replacement workers from other unions to compensate for the absence of striking Foreign Service officers and PAFSO has

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2013/07/continued-job-action-by-foreign-service-officers-and-implications-for-ciu-members/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Officer shooting in British Columbia – Update from the National President | Customs and Immigration Union
    President Dan Sullivan has returned to Ottawa following a trip to British Columbia yesterday for a special meeting with members He assured the full support of the National Union to Sister Lori Bowcock who was injured in the shooting and to all members assigned to the Peace Arch crossing Following the meeting with more than 30 members who actually were part of the events the National President can confirm that Sister Bowcock although seriously injured in the shooting is expected to make a full recovery As they go forward Sister Bowcock her family and co workers can count on the full support of CIU and its members The National President also confirmed that the deceased gunman has been identified After conflicting factual reports from CBSA it was determined that this was an intentional shooting of one of our members followed by a suicide Branch members were also assured that the CIU will work closely with them in an effort to identify and resolve any and all workplace safety issues The CIU is sincerely appreciative of the support shown to Sister Bowcock and its members from others in the law enforcement community and from Canadians in general This entry was posted

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2012/10/officer-shooting-in-british-columbia-update-from-the-national-president/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Customs and Immigration Union Statement on Officer shooting in British Columbia | Customs and Immigration Union
    a member of the Customs and Immigration Union who was working as a Front line Border Services Officer was shot and seriously injured while performing her duties at the Douglas port of entry in British Columbia Jean Pierre Fortin National President of the Customs and Immigration Union offered the support of the entire CIU membership to their injured colleague The thoughts of our membership are with our Sister and her family at this terrible time This incident reminds us all that as law enforcement officers serving Canadians the personal safety risk our members undertake is real each and every time they go on shift because dealing with the unknown is part of their job I want to thank Canadians for the tremendous outpouring of support they have offered to our Sister and her colleagues at Douglas and in the Pacific Region In the days to come we will closely examine the circumstances that led to this tragic event Our priority now is to ensure the full recovery of our injured Sister and the welfare and safety of all our members whose courage and dedication help keep our country safe This entry was posted on October 17 2012 by Jonathan Choquette

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2012/10/customs-and-immigration-union-statement-on-officer-shooting-in-british-columbia/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Archived IssuesCustoms and Immigration Union | Page 2
    period October 27 2014 to November 2 2014 Voting period November 3 2014 to November 16 2014 by midnight local time For a more detailed timetable check Branch elections on the horizon 16 September 2014 Branch elections are once again on the horizon By now a Chair and a Secretary for your Branch s Nominations Elections Committee NEC should have been appointed A list of members appointed to the NEC should be posted locally If it s not the case please contact your Branch Executive The NEC will carry out all steps PSAC launches court action against Bill C 4 28 March 2014 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 Changes made to the Public Service Health Care Plan 28 March 2014 Changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan PSHCP were made following discussions between Treasury Board and the Plan s Partners Committee which includes federal public sector unions retirees and employer representatives CBSA s Notice to Employees regarding Essential Services Designation 26 March 2014 We have been informed by Board of Directors members in the field that the employer is distributing notices to employees advising them that the position they occupy is one that provides essential services Grievance on First Aid Allowance 24 February 2014 The Customs and Immigration Union CIU recommends that members grieve the Canada Border Services Agency CBSA decision to limit the payment of the National Joint Council NJC First Aid Allowance CIU is advocating that members who meet the eligibility criteria grieve 2013 Continued job action by Foreign Service officers and implications for CIU members 12 July 2013 The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers PAFSO thought it was important to provide

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/issue/archived-issues/page/2/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Forms | Customs and Immigration Union
    the Union Profile History National Representatives Life Honourary Members Publications Rules Regulations Reports Home Representation Forms Forms Customs and Immigration Union Submit Statement of Duties Feedback Public Service Alliance of Canada Shop Steward Fact Sheet Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Individual Grievance Presentation TBS SCT 340 55 Group Grievance Presentation TBS SCT 340 56 Grievance Transmittal Form TBS SCT 340 54 Access to Information Request Form TBC CTC 350 57

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/?page_id=129136&lang=en (2015-04-05)
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