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  • Treasury Board bargaining teams to meet with employer in July to start negotiations | Customs and Immigration Union
    TC SV and EB groups will be meeting in Ottawa from July 7th to July 11th for the start of negotiations with Treasury Board PSAC previously received notices to bargain for these groups The bargaining teams are united in their resolve to defend public services and the working conditions of those who provide them Stay tuned for more information This entry was posted on June 3 2014 by Jonathan Choquette

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  • First FB Bargaining Dates Set | Customs and Immigration Union
    Treasury Board to commence negotiations for a new FB collective agreement Our new bargaining team also met in April to discuss priorities for the coming round which represents the next step in our fight to achieve fairness at CBSA Some of those priorities include Pushing for a commitment from Treasury Board to provide an early retirement regime comparable to other law enforcement agencies New protections in the context of discipline New protections with respect to arming recertification and CDT Compensation that reflects the broader law enforcement community New rights for shift workers Access to Telework arrangements Defending our sick leave provisions The parties are now confirmed to start the process the week of July 7th As has always been our practice we will post and make available to the membership our proposals and those of the employer once we ve met You can find more information concerning the various legal challenges that we have filed against the government and CBSA and more information concerning our bargaining team on PSAC s website This entry was posted on June 2 2014 by Jonathan Choquette Other articles posted in Collective Bargaining FB Group Calls for Pension Commitment in Bargaining 27 March Twenty five

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2014/06/first-fb-bargaining-dates-set/ (2015-04-05)
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  • New FB contract signed | Customs and Immigration Union
    December is now in effect For a complete copy of the signed language see the ratification kit A copy of the final printed version of the contract will be posted and distributed as soon as it becomes available New Scheduling Rights Vacation Leave Scheduling The language that we successfully negotiated concerning shift scheduling now governs all shift workers across the country This means that if you work in a port or worksite where officers work shifts any line on a schedule that becomes vacant must be offered to all employees covered by the schedule and seniority applied consistent with the new article 25 17 Unlike our previous contract these new rights now apply to all shift working officers whether covered by a new VSSA or not The newly negotiated language concerning vacation leave scheduling shall apply to all employees in the bargaining unit Compensation CIU has been in contact with CBSA since December in order to have the back pay calculated in advance of today s signing The government has a maximum of 150 days to fully implement all aspects of our new contract including back pay Arming The new joint committees mandated by the contract concerning arming will now be established The new selection criteria covered under our agreement shall also apply Next Round Next month our newly elected Bargaining Team will be meeting in Ottawa to begin preparing proposals for the coming round of negotiations with Treasury Board Our Bargaining Team along with the national leadership of both the PSAC and CIU are committed to defending our hard fought collective agreement rights in the coming round of bargaining and to fighting to achieve new gains for PSAC CIU members at CBSA This entry was posted on March 18 2014 by Jonathan Choquette Other articles posted in Collective Bargaining

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  • Confirmed date for the signing of the FB agreement | Customs and Immigration Union
    History National Representatives Life Honourary Members Publications Rules Regulations Reports Home Current Issues Collective Bargaining Confirmed date for the signing of the FB agreement Confirmed date for the signing of the FB agreement 5 March 2014 Posted in Collective Bargaining By National Office This week our PSAC Negotiator received final confirmation from Treasury Board that the signing of the FB agreement will take place on March 17th at 11 00 a m in Ottawa In the meantime the newly elected Bargaining Team is preparing for the coming contract fight with CBSA Treasury Board On another front PSAC is working with legal counsel in preparation for litigation against the government in the wake of the passing and implementation of new collective bargaining rules under Bill C 4 This entry was posted on March 5 2014 by Jonathan Choquette Other articles posted in Collective Bargaining FB Group Calls for Pension Commitment in Bargaining 27 March Twenty five and out plan raised at bargaining table and in Pension Advisory Committee Employees in the FB bargaining unit are law enforcement personnel We are subject to the same rigorous employment standards as other law enforcement workers in Canada and we enforce dozens of laws and

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  • Collective BargainingCustoms and Immigration Union | Page 3
    change of date with respect to the presenting of our agreement to cabinet Parties scheduled to meet February 12th 2014 15 January The ratification process for our new FB agreement with Treasury Board wrapped up in mid December Immediately afterwards our negotiator contacted Treasury Board and proposed January dates for the official signing of the contract We received a response from Treasury Board this week Bargaining Committee Conference Team election 10 January The CIU Collective Bargaining Committee Ron Moran Chair and members Brea Lewis Doug Tremblett and Dave VanHelvert will be meeting in Ottawa on February 4 5 and 6 2014 to sort through group and prioritize the FB demands that will have been submitted by January 30th for next round of negotiations FB members ratify new agreement with Treasury Board 12 December The ballots have been counted and a majority of members of the Border Services FB group have voted in favor of the tentative agreement with Treasury Board Tentative FB Agreement Reached with Treasury Board 22 October After two years and eight months of negotiations four final offers petition drives picketing a final offer forced vote thrown out by court challenge the filing of unfair labour practice complaints and a final round the clock 28 hour bargaining session our Bargaining Team reached an agreement with Treasury Board CBSA at 11 00 am the morning of Tuesday October Parties to return to the FB bargaining table on Monday 17 October FB workers assist Bargaining Team in getting their message across on October 10th Day of Action Last week s bargaining session ended with CBSA Treasury Board taking the position that workers in the FB bargaining unit deserve less than what has been agreed to for other federal law enforcement agency employees The following day members in locations Two Days

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  • Jonathan Choquette | Customs and Immigration Union | Page 2
    process to its completion A Branch Elections Kit is also available with the necessary forms and elections timetable If you have any question about the election and or nomination process please contact your NEC All known election results will be posted on CIU s website on December 1 2014 This entry was posted on September 16 2014 by Jonathan Choquette PA team defends sick leave and other workplace rights The PA bargaining team met with our 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 banks and a maximum of 37 5 hours of sick leave a year All of the PSAC bargaining teams rejected this proposal We delivered the following message at the table We come to the bargaining table every three years or so to improve wages and working conditions for our members We are interested in negotiating any provisions that will result in a healthier workplace and will improve the public service We think your sick leave demands will create hardships for our members so we are not interested After the TB team presented their sick leave proposal our team stood up to prominently display t shirts provided by PSAC Atlantic stating Give up Our Sick Leave Hell NO There is a special technical committee comprised of members of the five TB bargaining teams that is working on sick leave a very important issue Please feel free to contact your union representative with any feedback Fixing compensation Also at the bargaining table Treasury Board provided a presentation on the Occupational Group Structure Classification Reform process that was first negotiated into the 2007 collective agreement This is an important issue for so many PSAC members who are not being properly compensated because of our outdated classification standards Our team expressed our outrage about Treasury Board s lack of progress on classification reform TB negotiators said the task was bigger and more complex than they originally anticipated Our team signed off on a change of mileage rates to kilometric rates which is consistent with the National Joint Council directive Additional topics discussed included The union s proposals to add gender identity and expression to the no discrimination clause Adding Treasury Board policies on pre retirement self funded leave and leave with income averaging to the collective agreement Improving the compassionate care language and moving it to a stand alone article Expanding the definition of family in the collective agreement Our bargaining team will keep you informed throughout this process Help support our efforts by speaking to your co workers and participating in upcoming workplace information sessions This entry was posted on September 12 2014 by Jonathan Choquette FB bargaining team tells CBSA that workers deserve better Our FB bargaining team met with Treasury Board and CBSA from September

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  • National Representatives | Customs and Immigration Union
    CBSA she became a CIU Saskatchewan Branch Steward and later that year was acclaimed its 1st Vice President In the spring of 2009 she assumed the duties of acting Branch President and in the fall of that year was acclaimed Branch President Sister Lewis was elected to the FB Bargaining Team in 2011 and in 2014 Her dedication to the Labour Movement was recognized in 2014 when she was awarded the PSAC Prairie Voice Award for Labour Brea has a strong work ethic and believes in teamwork and in building alliances She respects and upholds union principles for the betterment of the entire labour movement André Beaulieu Third National Vice President A proud member of the New Brunswick and PEI Branch Andre Beaulieu first joined CBSA in May 2007 as a student in his home town of Grand Falls New Brunswick In 2009 he received his training in Rigaud and after completing the program was assigned to a position at the Woodstock N B Port of Entry where he continues to work today Brother Beaulieu has a wide range of operational experience within CBSA from Traffic Commercial Immigration and Inland Immigration Enforcement In June 2011 he was elected Director for Young Workersfor the Public Service Alliance of Canada PSAC Atlantic Region During this three year term he was also a member of the PSAC Atlantic Finance Committee and the Chair of the Education Committee At the CIU convention later that year Brother Beaulieu was elected as the first ever National Youth Representative of the CIU In 2012 Brother Beaulieu was appointed by the PSAC as one of its two Representatives to the Canadian Labour Congress CLC Youth Advisory Committee At the CLC Convention in 2014 he was elected Alternate Young Workers Vice President and Co Chair of the Youth Advisory Committee Following this CLC election the PSAC renewed Brother Beaulieu s appointment as a Representative to the CLC Brother Beaulieu was elected 3 rd National Vice President of CIU in October 2014 As such he will Chair the following committees Standing Finance Border Security and FB 02 He will also be responsible for the Uniforms and Technological Change portfolios Brother Beaulieu understands the realities and challenges of the workplace He is determined to fight for justice and to improve the working conditions of his CIU Sisters and Brothers Chantal Rajotte Fourth National Vice President With over seven years experience as a union activist Chantal Rajotte climbed the Customs and Immigration Union ladder within the Headquarters Branch Executive She consecutively held the positions of 3 rd 2 nd and 1 st Vice President until elected President of the Branch in May 16 2013 a position she held until October 5 th 2014 when she was elected 4 th National Vice President Sister Rajotte has an extensive background in social activism Her cooperative approach in her dealings with management results in an effective and successful representation of members She is a member of the Program and Administration PA unit and as such

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  • Life & Honourary Members | Customs and Immigration Union
    have rightfully earned them the highest award attainable within the Union Life Members Al Fagan Niagara Falls District Branch December 2 1985 Ron Harris Windsor District Branch December 2 1985 André Gougeon Montreal District Branch November 3 1986 Jacques Boucher Montreal District Branch October 20 1987 Claude Chartrand Montreal District Branch October 2 1990 Donald Montgomery Vancouver District Branch October 2 1990 André Doyon Montreal District Branch October 2 1990 Isadore Binky Harris Toronto District Branch April 12 1991 Mansel Legacy Northern Ontario District Branch October 7 1992 Al Francis Manitoba North West Ontario District Branch October 9 1993 Fred Whelan Newfoundland Labrador District Branch April 9 1995 Sheila Dunnachie Vancouver District Branch October 7 1997 Garth Brewer New Brunswick District Branch October 18 2003 Ron Moran Montreal District Branch October 25 2006 George Scott Vancouver and District Branch March 26 2009 Serge Charette Headquarters District Branch October 20 2011 Gaston Ethier Eastern Ontario Branch April 4 2014 Life Membership Application Form Life membership is awarded by the CIU National Board of Directors Honourary Members To recognize their activism and dedication to the members and to acknowledge an outstanding contribution to the Customs and Immigration Union Florent Roy President Eastern

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