Vancouver – Members of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) are rallying on Valentine’s Day, calling on the government to show Border Services Officers some love and give them a fair contract.
The Canada Border Services Agency praises its members as law enforcement when it suits them in the media, while constantly failing to address the need for parity with other law enforcement agencies at the bargaining table.
Border Services personnel have been without a contract for over three and a half years. These men and women protect Canadians every day, and deserve to be treated fairly.
PSAC/CIU is currently awaiting the results of a non-binding arbitration process, or Public Interest Commission, and expects the CBSA to return to the table soon after. However, the union has yet to see any major steps forward on the several major issues including:
Border Service Officers keep the country’s borders safe and they deserve to be treated as law enforcement officers by the government.
For more information and to schedule interviews: Patrick Bragg, PSAC Communications, (778) 889-3486