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  • We Deserve Much Better | Customs and Immigration Union
    increased our out of pocket contributions to our pension plan while other federal enforcement workers are afforded a superior 25 and out pension scheme employees hired as of January 1 will now have to work longer to access pension benefits CBSA is in the process of cutting 1 300 positions has begun replacing officers at airports with machines and has refused to agree to reintroduce telework practices for Trade Compliance employees CBSA has imposed name tags on uniformed officers despite the health and safety concerns raised by the union In exchange for all of this Treasury Board CBSA are offering a 1 75 increase in 2011 1 5 in 2012 and a 2 increase in 2013 There is a one time lump sum payment of 2000 00 for those employees with firearm certification and who work in positions requiring the use of a duty firearm for the performance of their duties or who meet these criteria by 2016 There are improvements to bereavement and family related leave that reflect what was agreed to for other groups The offer expands seniority rights While the expansion of seniority rights represents progress the fact is that this offer does very little to bring us closer to the terms and conditions of employment of employees working for other federal law enforcement agencies There is nothing in the employer s offer that provides for a paid meal period or pension reform consistent with what is provided Corrections workers and the RCMP What s more many other groups that have reached settlement with the Treasury Board have seen improvements beyond the wage pattern contained in this offer For example Parole Officers received a new increment worth 5 5 in their settlement Firefighters an increase worth 4 75 both on top of the wage increases contained in

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2013/05/we-deserve-much-better/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Message to PSAC/CIU Members at CBSA Regarding Employer Offer | Customs and Immigration Union
    and has proposed that the negotiating teams be reconvened at the bargaining table next week to review and discuss Treasury Board s offer for the FB group We ll be sure to update as things progress This past Friday Treasury Board contacted our union and indicated that it had an offer for settlement that it wished to present Both PSAC and CIU indicated that offers should be made at the bargaining table with the parties negotiating teams and that the union was prepared to set dates to meet and hear what CBSA Treasury Board had to say Treasury Board responded to this invitation to set dates and return to the bargaining table by dropping off its offer in an envelope at the PSAC office in Ottawa on Monday afternoon and contacting the union membership directly with highlights of its offer on Monday night We believe that this may constitute bargaining in bad faith and are consulting our legal counsel to determine next steps In the interim our bargaining team will again be contacting management to set dates to meet and review CBSA Treasury Board s offer Of course the highlights contained in CBSA s communications do not tell the whole story about the contents of the offer To provide but one example it would appear that unlike our current agreement any protections provided in the context of the arming initiative are to be subject to operational requirements as determined by the employer i e at the discretion of CBSA management Having said that our Team will be seeking clarification from CBSA s team on all matters in dispute between the parties including those contained in management s offer But out of respect for the collective bargaining process we will be seeking that clarification at the bargaining table with the bargaining

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2013/05/message-to-psacciu-members-at-cbsa-regarding-employer-offer/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Collective BargainingCustoms and Immigration Union | Page 5
    Monday took the unusual step of delivering a proposed offer to the union for the FB group via envelope Our bargaining team is in the process of contacting Treasury Board to set a date for the FB Bargaining Update on PIC recommendations 15 April As per the Public Service Labour Relations Act our Bargaining Team presented our case before the Public Interest Commission PIC in December Given the number of issues outstanding between the parties the Chair of the Public Interest Commission asked later in December for an extension beyond the timeline prescribed under the legislation Both parties consented Union to Take CBSA Back Before the Labour Board 29 January CBSA reneges in Essential Services talks again For several years going back to 2007 the Union has been engaged in talks with CBSA in an effort to resolve essential services agreements ESA s Under the new Public Service Labour Relations Act of 2006 unions and employers in the public service must attempt to FB Bargaining Team Defends Members Interests Before the PIC 12 December FB Bargaining made our submissions before a Public Interest Commission at the Labour Board in Ottawa on December 10th As per the Public Service Labour Relations Act our FB Bargaining Team filed for conciliation earlier this year when it became clear that the employer was not prepared to seriously address our issues including parity with Conciliation and Public Interest Commission Dates Set 26 September Public Service Labour Relations Board has set dates for November and December As per the Public Service Labour Relations Act our FB Bargaining Team filed for conciliation earlier this year when it became clear that the employer was not prepared to seriously address our issues including those concerning parity with other federal enforcement workers In FB Update Concerning Bargaining Process 23 July

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/issue/collective-bargaining/page/5/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Jonathan Choquette | Customs and Immigration Union | Page 4
    to protect the lives of Canadians You can make a donation or buy a Moncton Proud t shirt for which all proceeds go to the children of the fallen officers This entry was posted on June 5 2014 by Jonathan Choquette Treasury Board bargaining teams to meet with employer in July to start negotiations The PSAC s newly elected bargaining teams for the PA FB TC SV and EB groups will be meeting in Ottawa from July 7th to July 11th for the start of negotiations with Treasury Board Continue reading This entry was posted on June 3 2014 by Jonathan Choquette First FB Bargaining Dates Set In late April we received notice to bargain from 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 Continue reading This entry was posted on June 2 2014 by Jonathan Choquette CIU s National President meets with Public Safety Minister On May 13 th 2014 CIU s National President Jean Pierre Fortin met with Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney The meeting provided him with an opportunity to raise some of the major issues the CIU is facing Continue reading This entry was posted on May 16 2014 by Jonathan Choquette CIU leadership and PSAC legal counsel meet with CBSA Over the last several weeks CBSA has been attempting to undermine the legal rights of CIU PSAC members in the FB bargaining unit It is our position that CBSA s communications concerning the arming of officers misinformed employees of their rights under both our contract and federal law Continue reading This entry was posted on May 13 2014 by Jonathan Choquette Federal Court of

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/author/jchoquette/page/4/ (2015-04-05)
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  • CIU delegates at the PSAC Prairies Convention | Customs and Immigration Union
    CIU National President Jean Pierre Fortin and CIU delegates attended the 6th PSAC Prairies Triennial Convention which was held in Saskatoon on June 27 28 and 29 Sister Marianne Hladun was reelected Regional Executive Vice President Brother Sam Akinsanya Trade was elected the Racially Visible Representative and Timothy Hunt Prairie Region Campus was re elected as the GLBT Representative for the Prairie Region This entry was posted on June 30

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2014/06/ciu-delegates-at-the-psac-prairies-convention/ (2015-04-05)
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  • CIU delegates at the PSAC Quebec Convention | Customs and Immigration Union
    National Office On June 6 7 and 8 CIU National President Jean Pierre Fortin and CIU delegates attended the 8th PSAC Quebec Triennial Convention in Beaupré Sister Magali Picard first on the left was reelected Regional Executive Vice President by acclamation This entry was posted on June 19 2014 by Jonathan Choquette Other articles posted in News CIU delegates at the PSAC Prairies Convention 30 June CIU National President Jean

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  • National OfficeCustoms and Immigration Union | Page 4
    the Federal Court of CIU Obtains Interim Relief in the wake of CBSA s communications on arming 6 August 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 Federal court upholds PSAC alternation victory 28 July The Federal Court of Canada recently confirmed the PSAC s alternation victory by dismissing Treasury Board s application In February 2014 the Federal Court heard an application for judicial review brought forward by Treasury Board challenging the alternation policy grievance decision issued by the Public Service Labour Relations Board PSLRB which was in favour of PSAC The court rejected Standing together for bargaining standing together for public services 28 July From July 8 10 PSAC s newly elected bargaining teams met in Ottawa to start negotiations with Treasury Board Our new video Standing together for bargaining standing together for public services features negotiating team members talking about the importance of membership engagement in the bargaining process Share this video to demonstrate that we are united in defending public services Sick leave doesn t cost government extra PBO report 23 July The Parliamentary Budget Officer released a new report today concluding that it costs almost nothing extra to pay sick leave to federal civil servants PSAC stands strong during Treasury Board negotiations 15 July As planned the formal bargaining process with Treasury Board began July 8 10 Negotiations will resume in mid September Here are a few updates PA group Negotiations focus on classification reform workplace surveillance 14 July Negotiations for a new contract for

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/by/national-office/page/4/ (2015-04-05)
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  • CIU delegates at the PSAC Ontario Convention | Customs and Immigration Union
    morning to prepare for the upcoming PSAC Ontario 6th Triennial Convention taking place this weekend in Mississauga The National President and the two National Vice Presidents representing Ontario were present to welcome and discuss with the delegates Convention updates are reported live from the PSAC Ontario Twitter page This entry was posted on June 6 2014 by Jonathan Choquette Other articles posted in News CIU delegates at the PSAC Prairies

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2014/06/ciu-delegates-at-the-psac-ontario-convention/ (2015-04-05)
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