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  • Message of condolence to Moncton | Customs and Immigration Union
    Officers in Moncton We pray for the safety of our members from New Brunswick their community and those who work on the ground 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 Other articles posted in News CIU

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2014/06/message-of-condolence-to-moncton/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Customs and Immigration Union | The voice of over 10,000 Canadians working to protect our country | Page 6
    groundbreaking decision of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal The decision found the Canada Border Services Agency CBSA discriminated against PSAC member Fiona Johnstone by failing to accommodate her family obligations Any changes in sick leave must be negotiated 2 May Recently CBSA sent an email notice to employees at CBSA promoting a Workplace Wellness and Productivity Strategy for federal government employees This notice promoted a new employer strategy for managing sick leave and long term disability across the federal public service but it failed to mention one very important fact this new strategy has not been CIU PSAC s response letter to CBSA s communication on arming 25 April The following letter in response to CBSA s communication on arming was sent to CBSA s Vice President on April 22 2014 by PSAC s Legal Counsel Collective Bargaining Branch PSAC to Take CBSA before Labour Board and Human Rights Commission over Arming Communications 16 April Union also filing suit in Federal Court over right to strike 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 CIU PSAC Taking Action in Response to CBSA Communication on Arming 14 April Policy grievances to be filed legal counsel being consulted Yesterday CBSA put out a statement to union members concerning the arming initiative The statement included information that is misleading and inaccurate CIU PSAC Statement on Employer Arming Communication 11 April This afternoon CBSA put out a statement to union members concerning the arming initiative We believe the content of the communication to be both inaccurate and misleading Brother Gaston Ethier receives Life Membership Award 4

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  • FB Bargaining Team to meet with Employer to discuss proposed offer | Customs and Immigration Union
    Publications Rules Regulations Reports Home Current Issues Collective Bargaining FB Bargaining Team to meet with Employer to discuss proposed offer FB Bargaining Team to meet with Employer to discuss proposed offer 29 April 2013 Posted in Collective Bargaining By National Office Despite the fact that we have not yet received a recommendation from the Public Interest Commission Treasury Board on 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 bargaining teams to meet so that Treasury Board might properly present and explain its proposal at the bargaining table We ll be sure to update once a date has been set to meet with the employer This entry was posted on April 29 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 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

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  • FB Bargaining Update on PIC recommendations | Customs and Immigration Union
    PIC recommendations 15 April 2013 Posted in Collective Bargaining By National Office 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 to this extension It is at the Chair s discretion to take the time he needs to write the recommendation Once we receive PIC s recommendation from the Labour Board we will be sure to post on our website and our bargaining team will meet to discuss once it is released to review the recommendation and determine next steps For a copy of the brief that we submitted to the Board go to http psac com documents bargaining fb brief december6 2012 en pdf This entry was posted on April 15 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 Advisory Committee Employees in the FB bargaining unit are law

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2013/04/fb-bargaining-update-on-pic-recommendations/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Union to Take CBSA Back Before the Labour Board | Customs and Immigration Union
    Public Service Labour Relations Act of 2006 unions and employers in the public service must attempt to negotiate agreements covering each bargaining unit determining which duties are essential in the event of a legal job action CBSA took a position at the outset of talks that all duties performed by BSO s were essential PSAC challenged this and the Labour Board ruled in our favour stating that several duties performed by BSO s are not essential to the safety and security of the public including for example the collection of taxes and duties Our Union has also had tremendous difficulty getting CBSA to provide information on other FB positions that the employer is proposing for inclusion in the ESA Now after years of talks and when the parties are very near completion of the ESA process CBSA has suddenly proposed an additional 200 positions as performing essential duties that they want included in an ESA We have negotiated ESA s with departments across the public service Yet we do not have one for the FB bargaining unit due to CBSA s intransigence at every step As a result we will be taking CBSA Treasury Board back before with the Labour Board in an effort to have this matter resolved once and for all In the meantime we are waiting for a recommendation from the Public Interest Commission concerning our contract dispute with Treasury Board CBSA Immediately before Christmas the Commission requested an extension beyond the 30 day timeline set out in the legislation Both our bargaining team and the Treasury Board consented to this request The Commission has not provided an indication as to when we can expect its recommendation For a copy of the submission provided by PSAC to the Board go to http www psac afpc com news

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2013/01/union-to-take-cbsa-back-before-the-labour-board/ (2015-04-05)
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  • FB Bargaining Team Defends Members’ Interests Before the PIC | Customs and Immigration Union
    conciliation earlier this year when it became clear that the employer was not prepared to seriously address our issues including parity with other federal enforcement workers Also consistent with the Act a Public Interest Commission PIC was named to oversee the conciliation process and to hear our case concerning the matters outstanding in negotiations Once the date of December 10th was set for the PIC hearing the parties agreed to engage in mediation prior to the hearing That mediation happened this past weekend convened by the Chair of the Public Interest Commission While both Saturday and Sunday were set aside for mediation the Chair ended the session at the end of the day on Saturday when it became clear that no progress was being made As a result the PIC hearing took place on Monday at the Labour Board Over the course of the day our bargaining team made our case for parity with other federal employees working for law enforcement agencies including CX s at Corrections Canada and the RCMP We stated repeatedly that what we seek are simply to expand protections that are already contained in our current agreement and to be afforded same rights and compensation that are already being afforded other employees working under Public Safety Canada To review the full copy of the brief submitted by the PSAC to the PIC go to http psac com news 2012 bargaining 20121212c e shtml We now await a recommendation from the PIC Unlike arbitration the recommendation is nonbinding While the legislation provides for the PIC to issue its recommendation within 30 days of the hearing the Chair may extend that timeline Given the number of issues outstanding there was some indication on Monday evening that the Chair may exercise this prerogative We will be sure to update

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2012/12/fb-bargaining-team-defends-members-interests-before-the-pic/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Conciliation and Public Interest Commission Dates Set | Customs and Immigration Union
    prepared to seriously address our issues including those concerning parity with other federal enforcement workers In June we returned to the table for three days and made no progress whatsoever in talks with Treasury Board CBSA Since that time the parties have submitted our respective lists of matters outstanding named our representatives for the Public Interest Commission PIC and have awaited dates for the PIC hearing to be set by the Labour Board Also since that time the Union has filed a charge with the Labour Board against CBSA for CBSA s violating federal labour law in making unilateral changes to certain terms and conditions of employment that are negotiable and hence protected until the parties reach either an agreement or should the union arrive at a legal strike position On Monday the Labour Board contacted us with confirmed dates for both a mediation session to be convened by the PIC and a hearing date should the parties not reach agreement in mediation The mediation session is scheduled to take place the weekend of November 24th and 25th with a hearing to be held at the Public Service Labour Relations Board December 10th Under federal legislation the PIC has 30 days post the hearing to submit its recommendation This deadline can be extended if deemed necessary by the Chair of the Labour Board The PIC s recommendation is non binding We will now begin preparing our arguments to be presented before the PIC panel should mediation not lead to settlement We are frustrated by the amount of time the process is taking and we are even more frustrated by the intransigence that is being shown by CBSA and the government As we have said from the beginning of this process we are determined to achieve a fair contract for PSAC

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2012/09/conciliation-and-public-interest-commission-dates-set/ (2015-04-05)
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  • FB Update Concerning Bargaining Process | Customs and Immigration Union
    call for parity with other federal enforcement workers working under the Ministry of Public Safety Under the Public Service Labour Relations Act a Public Interest Commission PIC is set up if the parties reach impasse and are unable to reach an agreement A PIC consists of a Chair named by the Labour Board and one representative from each side union and employer Once the Commission is created its representatives set dates for a hearing in which both parties submit arguments and documentation in support of their respective positions The PIC then issues a recommendation for settlement The recommendation is non binding A PIC is not an arbitration board In the event that we do not reach an agreement via the PIC process we would then be in a position to conduct membership votes for potential job action We have submitted our list of matters of dispute to the Labour Board as well as the name of our representative for the PIC We are now awaiting confirmation from the Board as to the chair to be named for the PIC Also the Employer has proposed that the parties attempt mediation to see if a mediated settlement can be reached We have taken the position that if there are to be mediated talks then such talks should be incorporated into the PIC process with the representatives on the Commission acting as mediators We will await confirmation regarding mediation once the PIC is established We have told CBSA Treasury Board that we are prepared to return to the bargaining table should management receive a new mandate and be prepared to seriously resolve the issues that we have raised in negotiations In the meantime we will continue to follow the dispute resolution process provided for under the law We will be sure to update

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/2012/07/fb-update-concerning-bargaining-process/ (2015-04-05)
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