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  • Current IssuesCustoms and Immigration Union | Page 2
    19 conducts food drive in support of the Inn of the Good Shepherd 3 February 2015 On Friday December 19th members of the PSAC Customs and Immigration Union CIU Local 19 conducted a quick food drive in support of the Inn of the Good Shepherd Both on duty and off duty members attended with donations In addition bargaining team member Lauren Baert was in attendance to answer any questions in relation FB team raises health and safety issues in bargaining 16 January 2015 This past week January 12 through 15 our FB bargaining team met with Treasury Board CBSA representatives to continue talks for a new collective agreement In negotiations our team made a number of proposals geared towards making CBSA a much better place to work PA bargaining team puts forward proposals for a healthy workplace 16 January 2015 The PA bargaining team met with Treasury Board from January 13 15 to put forward a number of proposals to advance PSAC s vision for a healthy workplace 2014 CBSA agrees to affix reflective tape identifiers to flaps on BSO vests 15 December 2014 After discussions with CIU in particular Brother Mark Weber Chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Committee and Brother André Beaulieu member of the CBSA Uniform Committee the CBSA has agreed to amend its position regarding the reflective tape identifiers On December 12 CBSA wrote to its managers indicating The concerns of officers regarding the CIU PSAC and TB CBSA resolve Unfair Labour Practice Complaint concerning erroneous information posted on CBSA intranet 3 December 2014 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 are pleased to announce that the PSAC CIU and Treasury Board CBSA have resolved

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  • PA team defends sick leave and other workplace rights | Customs and Immigration Union
    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

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  • FB bargaining team tells CBSA that workers deserve better | Customs and Immigration Union
    collective agreement At the outset of bargaining our team put management on notice that recent events in Emerson Manitoba and at Pearson Airport in Toronto only serve to strengthen our resolve to achieve enhanced protections for PSAC CIU members at CBSA To that end we spoke again to our proposals prohibiting abuse of authority demanding protections against management harassment and surveillance in the workplace We also introduced proposals that would greatly enhance protections in the context of discipline including paid leave for investigatory suspensions Clearly CBSA management cannot be trusted Fixing problems We raised at the table problems related to excessive management discretion concerning career advancement and tuition reimbursement We also indicated that there are serious concerns with respect to ABC machines at airports and spoke to our proposals to protect against the contracting out of our work including work performed by our Inland Enforcement members None of these issues have been resolved Government tables Go to work sick proposal This week 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 Our team joined all PSAC bargaining teams in rejecting this proposal We indicated that we are interested in negotiating improvements in this round of bargaining and not concessions We also reminded Treasury Board and CBSA that federal law prohibits unilateral changes to our sick leave plan and that no changes can be made without negotiation and written agreement from our union We will fight to defend our sick leave We are meeting again the week of November 17 This entry was posted on September 12 2014 by Jonathan

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  • Negotiations continue next week for Treasury Board bargaining units | Customs and Immigration Union
    FB EB PA SV and TC Groups will continue from September 9th to 11th 2014 PSAC bargaining teams will continue to focus on strengthening public services and improving the working conditions of the people who deliver them Check back for updates after negotiations next week on the PSAC website This entry was posted on September 4 2014 by Jonathan Choquette Other articles posted in Collective Bargaining FB Group Calls for

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  • Collective BargainingCustoms and Immigration Union | Page 2
    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 PA members took place from July 8 10 with the PA bargaining team and Treasury Board exchanging bargaining demands Our team made it clear to Treasury Board that we will not negotiate concessions FB Bargaining Team Tables Demands 11 July This past week Tuesday July 8th through July 10th our FB Bargaining Team met with Treasury Board CBSA and exchanged proposals We made it clear to the employer that our goals for this round of bargaining are to bring wages and working conditions in line with the broader law enforcement community to fix problems in the workplace CIU National President meets with PA group negotiator 13 June CIU National President Jean Pierre Fortin met yesterday with Sister Gail Lem PSAC negotiator for the PA group They took advantage of their meeting to establish a PSAC CIU communication protocol that will ensure all PA bargaining updates reach the membership Treasury Board bargaining teams to meet with employer in July to start negotiations 3 June 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 First FB Bargaining Dates Set 2 June 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 FB team preparing for

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  • National ConventionCustoms and Immigration Union
    du SDI 2014 Copies can be ordered directly from Murray Mosher murray murraymosher com Our new elected National Representatives 5 October The new elected CIU National Representatives have taken the oath of office at the 17th National Convention National President Brother Jean Pierre Fortin Eastern Township Branch Re elected by acclamation First National Vice President Brother Mark Weber Toronto Branch Elected Second National Vice President Sister Brea Lewis Saskatchewan Branch Elected in second round Third National Vice President Brother André Beaulieu Rally to support our bargaining teams 3 October As a National Convention event the Public Services Alliance of Canada National Capital region and the Customs and Immigration Union organized a rally today One day before National Convention 2 October Our Seventeenth National Convention starts tomorrow in Ottawa ON The National Convention which is the supreme governing body of our Union is held once every three years and provides an opportunity for all CIU members to become involved in the operation and future of their Union As the supreme governing body the National Convention provides a Participation in the 2014 National Convention 18 March We are fast approaching our Seventeenth National Convention The National Convention which is the supreme governing

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu-sdi.ca/issue/national-convention/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Photos of the 2014 CIU National Convention | Customs and Immigration Union
    National Convention By National Office Photos taken during the CIU National convention can be viewed by clicking on the following link 2014 CIU National Convention Congrès national du SDI 2014 Copies can be ordered directly from Murray Mosher murray murraymosher com This entry was posted on October 30 2014 by Jonathan Choquette Other articles posted in National Convention Our new elected National Representatives 5 October The new elected CIU National

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  • Our new elected National Representatives | Customs and Immigration Union
    elected by acclamation First National Vice President Brother Mark Weber Toronto Branch Elected Second National Vice President Sister Brea Lewis Saskatchewan Branch Elected in second round Third National Vice President Brother André Beaulieu New Brunswick Branch Elected Fourth National Vice President Sister Chantal Rajotte Headquarters Branch Elected in second round Equal Opportunity Representative Brother Murray Star Toronto Branch Elected Alternate Equal Opportunity Representative Brother Insa Fall Headquarters Branch Elected by

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