Canadian Border Services Agency Strike Averted

On Tuesday, a tentative agreement was reached for over 9,000 workers at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), averting potential job action later this week, the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) reported (6-11-24).

The workers are represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU). “Our bargaining team has been working around the clock to secure the best contract for our members, and this tentative agreement is a testament to their incredible hard work and dedication,” said PSAC national president Sharon DeSousa.

Tuesday’s tentative agreement comes on the heels of a second job action extension announced on Monday that could have seen it proceed on Friday at all ports of entry. The two sides have been in mediation since last week. Workers have been without a contract for two years.

A ratification vote will be scheduled in the coming days. Following that, it’s expected full details of the tentative pact will be revealed.

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