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CFIA

News and information relating to CFIA. For the collective agreement and more, vist the CFIA section at the national website.

April 16, 2014 - 9:19am •
April 14, 2014 - 12:11pm •
The audio of a Telephone Town Hall for PSAC members in British Columbia held April 7th 2014. The topic was collective bargaining and sick leave. Visit the national website for more information.
April 1, 2014 - 10:32am •
How do the Conservative government's plans for sick leave affect you? How does this impact our bargaining? How can we work together to keep our negotiated benefits?PSAC BC will be hosting a live and interactive Telephone Town Hall on bargaining and sick leave Monday April 7th at 7PM Pacific Time.
March 28, 2014 - 12:21pm •
Together, we can save sick leave. The Conservative government wants to strip away sick leave rights and is thinking of contracting out the management of the sick leave system. We say that unless this government wants to talk about improving what we already have, we aren’t interested.
March 27, 2014 - 9:07am •
The PSAC has taken the first step in its legal challenge against Bill C-4, the legislation that has gutted the collective bargaining rights of federal public service workers.On March 24, 2014 the union filed its constitutional challenge to Bill C-4 in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The challenge focuses on the following key areas:
March 26, 2014 - 2:03pm •
We have come to a tentative agreement with Treasury Board on changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP). Discussions were held under threat by the Government to introduce legislation to make changes to the Plan.
February 26, 2014 - 10:38am •
After two years of negotiations, long hours at the bargaining table on February 5 and 6 finally resulted in a tentative agreement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
February 11, 2014 - 12:14pm •
After more than 27 months at the bargaining table, a tentative agreement has finally been reached with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.The deal came after two days of hard bargaining, during which PSAC’s CFIA members joined demonstrations at workplaces across the country in a massive show of support for their bargaining team."Our members have been amazing, both in terms of their ongoing support, and the feedback they have provided to the team," said Bob Kingston, President of Agriculture Union.
December 10, 2013 - 1:56pm •
Federal public sector unions are joining forces to challenge an unprecedented assault on collective bargaining and workplace health and safety by the Conservative government.The unions have agreed to pool their resources in advance of the next round of collective bargaining with Treasury Board in 2014. In order to defend the rights of their members, the unions will take joint action to challenge the constitutionality of Bill C-4, the legislation containing these dramatic changes, now being rushed through Parliament
December 5, 2013 - 9:09am •
CFIA bargaining got off to a rocky start this week, with the Employer bargaining team flatly rejecting almost every single recommendation made by the Public Interest Commission.In the first session of negotiations since the PIC released its report last July, CFIA gave a mind-numbing presentation on why it could not agree to even the most modest of the PIC’s recommendations. “This is more than disappointing,” said Bob Kingston, President of Agriculture Union.

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