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  • FB Day of Action October 10th | Customs and Immigration Union
    the last several months we have been subjected to ultimatums attempts to circumvent the bargaining process final offers and even a forced vote that was found to be non compliant with federal labour law In the meantime Treasury Board meets with employees of other federal law enforcement agencies and agrees to settlements that address issues and provide for superior compensation It then tried to keep one of those settlements secret from us Enough is enough We are not second class public servants The PSAC and CIU are calling for a day of action at locations across the country on Thursday October 10th We want CBSA Treasury Board to return to the bargaining table and agree to a fair contract They have negotiated in good faith and reached fair agreements with other Public Safety workers such as Parole Officers and Corrections Workers We deserve nothing less Stay tuned Activities and locations will be announced soon In the meantime if you have any questions please contact your Shop Steward or Branch President This entry was posted on September 17 2013 by Jonathan Choquette Other articles posted in Collective Bargaining FB Group Calls for Pension Commitment in Bargaining 27 March Twenty five and

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2013/09/fb-day-of-action-october-10th/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Forced vote dates confirmed for FB group | Customs and Immigration Union
    the FB group Voters packages will be sent out starting August 7th Members will have a chance to cast their ballot electronically starting August 15 2013 The voting will be open for a three week period August 15 2013 at 9 00 a m EDT to September 5 2013 at 9 00 a m EDT This entry was posted on August 1 2013 by Jonathan Choquette Other articles posted in

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2013/08/forced-vote-dates-confirmed-for-fb-group/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Treasury Board Signs Agreement with Corrections Workers | Customs and Immigration Union
    Bargaining By National Office TREASURY BOARD HIDES DETAILS OF SETTLEMENT UNTIL AUGUST 16TH After more than three years without a new collective agreement Correctional Services workers CX reached a negotiated settlement with Treasury Board Details of the settlement are kept secret by both parties because Treasury Board insisted as part of the agreement that the details not be released until 5 PM August 16th 2013 To date the FB group is the only one facing a forced vote on a Treasury Board final offer Imposing a vote on an offer that has not been agreed to by a union s elected bargaining team has never happened in the history of Federal Public Service We have now received confirmation from the Public Service Labour Relations Board that voting on the employer s final offer will take place over the following three week period August 15 2013 at 9 00 a m EDT to September 5 2013 at 9 00 a m EDT This entry was posted on July 31 2013 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2013/07/treasury-board-signs-agreement-with-corrections-workers/ (2015-04-05)
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  • PSAC National President Puts CBSA On Notice Over Employer Communication | Customs and Immigration Union
    that the government is submitting to a forced vote The information posted by the employer contains a number of misleading inaccuracies For example The employer s communication states that the Public Interest Commission PIC recommended NIL in respect to the Bereavement Leave and Family Related Responsibility Leave improvements proposed by PSAC This is not accurate as the recommendation does speak to the improvements proposed by the PSAC The employer s communication states that the PIC did not recommend the lump sum arming payment being proposed by the employer for some employees What management s communication does not state is that the lump sum payment was never proposed to the PIC by the employer and therefore it cannot be included in the recommendation The employer s communication states that the PIC recommended no change with respect to seniority This is not accurate The PIC recommendation provides for seniority to determine line selection for all employees covered by a VSSA and for vacation scheduling for all employees in the bargaining unit The employer s communication also speaks to the potential for the forced vote on management s offer to take place during a strike There is no strike imminent In fact our essential services agreements have yet to be resolved a vote by the membership has not taken place nor is any vote being considered at this stage in the process Both essential services agreements and a vote of the membership are required before a strike could be considered In response PSAC National President has put CBSA President Luc Portelance on notice Misleading and inaccurate information is unacceptable and is a violation of labour law If it is not taken down the PSAC will be taking legal action For a copy of President Benson s letter or for more information go to

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2013/07/psac-national-president-puts-cbsa-on-notice-over-employer-communication/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Top 10 reasons to vote NO | Customs and Immigration Union
    tell our employer that comparing our work to Security Guards is wrong The Public Interest Commission PIC recommendation recognizes the important work that we do as law enforcement agency employees We should be treated accordingly 3 NON UNIFORMED The Employer s final offer does not address issues that we ve raised concerning non uniformed workers 4 PROTECTION Unlike the PIC recommendation CBSA s latest final offer does not provide the same protections for employees being armed as those agreed to at the last round of negotiations 5 PARITY In terms of salary increases many other groups in the federal public service including Parole Officers who work in the same department as we do have been given more than what is in the CBSA offer 6 WE DESERVE BETTER In terms of salary increases no other bargaining unit in the federal public service has received less than what s contained in CBSA s final offer 7 PART TIMERS The Employer s final offer does not address issues that we ve raised concerning parttime workers even though the PIC recommendation includes new rights for part timers 8 MEAL PERIOD The CBSA s final offer does not provide for a pensionable paid meal period for union members A paid meal period is the norm for virtually all law enforcement workers in this country including Correctional Officers and RCMP Constables who work for the same department as we do The PIC recommendation opens the door for serious discussion on this issue 9 EQUALITY The one shot 2000 taxable arming carrot is only applicable to some BSOs at armed ports 10 RIGHTS The Labour Board recently indicated that the law provides for union access to CBSA workplaces and the PIC recommendation also contains union access rights yet CBSA s latest final offer ignores both the

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2013/07/top-10-reasons-to-vote-no/ (2015-04-05)
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  • FAQ & PSLRB notice on the forced vote process | Customs and Immigration Union
    will take place The Minister has ordered that the vote occur expeditiously We will continue to update you as we receive more information WHY IS OUR UNION CHALLENGING THE MINISTER S DECISION TO ORDER THE VOTE We have launched a legal challenge before the Federal Court of the Minister s decision to order the vote Despite our request to the Minister we were not provided with an opportunity for input and the Minister s decision is based in our view on concerns which are unfounded such as the threats to safety and security when we are not even in a legal strike position The forced vote undermines our collective bargaining rights and rejects the process outlined in labour legislation The Court has recognized the important nature of the issues at hand and has set July 31st as the date to hear our legal challenge WHAT IS OUR UNION DOING TO ENSURE A FAIR VOTE PSAC and CIU are working vigilantly to ensure that the voter lists are accurate and that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to exercise their right to vote Given the large numbers of voters and variety of locations in which you work and live this means that we are working to make sure that the Board process takes into account what logistical challenges might prevent any bargaining unit member from exercising their rights We are also working to ensure that there is integrity in the secret ballot process and that all mechanisms are in place to be able to respond to any concerns that may be identified by you and your local leaders It is important to remember that this is the first time that a vote of this type has been administered by the Board and that ensuring that it is done properly

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2013/06/faq-pslrb-notice-on-the-forced-vote-process/ (2015-04-05)
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  • FB bargaining team and CIU leadership call on co-workers to vote NO to final offer | Customs and Immigration Union
    Interest Commission released its recommendation concerning our negotiations with CBSA Treasury Board Early the morning of Friday the 7ththe FB Bargaining Team issued a statement reiterating that the union is ready to negotiate Later that same day the PSAC was notified that at CBSA and Treasury Board s request the government is forcing a vote of the employer s recent most final offer to be administered by the Labour Board Imposing a vote on an offer that has not been agreed to by a union s elected bargaining team has never happened in the history of federal public service In a letter to their co workers see link below the PSAC FB bargaining team urged members to join them in voting NO to CBSA s forced offer For those being armed the final offer does not provide the same employee protections that were agreed to in the last round of negotiations In terms of salary increases many other groups in the federal public service including Parole Officers who work in the same department as we do have been given more than what is in the CBSA Treasury Board offer The offer does not address issues that we ve raised concerning non uniformed officers Finally the offer does not include improvements contained in the recommendation released last week by the Public Interest Commission The bargaining team members along with the National Executive and National Board of Directors of the Customs and Immigration Union are calling on all FB members to vote NO to reject this heavy handed and disrespectful approach and to stand together so that a fair and negotiated collective agreement might be reached Please be sure to contact your CIU branch president and stay tuned for more information This entry was posted on June 11 2013 by Jonathan Choquette

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2013/06/fb-bargaining-team-and-ciu-leadership-call-on-co-workers-to-vote-no-to-final-offer/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Statement from FB Bargaining Team Concerning PIC Recommendation | Customs and Immigration Union
    make progress towards an agreement A copy of the PIC s recommendation can be found at http psac com news 2013 bargaining 20130605 e shtml We are disappointed with some of the PIC s recommendations particularly with respect to wages and issues that we have raised concerning non uniformed members of the bargaining unit Having said that the recommendation does address a number of key issues that we ve raised in bargaining issues that the employer has yet to adequately address if at all The recommendation opens the door for serious discussion concerning a paid pensionable meal period for union members It provides protections in the context of the arming initiative that are more in line with what was agreed to in our previous round of bargaining It provides rights for part time employees It provides for union access to CBSA workplaces None of these things were contained in any of CBSA Treasury Board s final offers What s more despite the position taken by the employer the Commission suggests in its recommendation that we should be compared with workers employed at other federal law enforcement agencies Indeed while the recommendation points out that management has compared FB employees to airport security personnel the Commission also states that the law enforcement role of these employees as well as their critical role in defense of Canada s borders means that these employees are more akin to law enforcement occupations than those in security type roles We have always maintained that we are ready to negotiate We remain so and will be reiterating this with the employer in the coming days now that we have received the PIC recommendation We ll be sure to update as things progress For a copy of our submissions to the PIC and for previous updates go

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2013/06/statement-from-fb-bargaining-team-concerning-pic-recommendation/ (2015-04-05)
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