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Wednesday,  June 12, 2024 10:21 AM 

Canadian border strike averted as tentative deal reached: Union

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  •   06-11-2024  10:32 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Canadian border strike averted as tentative deal reached: Union
(Canada Border Services Agency)
Pax Global Media

More than 9,000 workers at Canada's borders are no longer planning to go on strike this week after their union reached a tentative agreement with the federal government on Tuesday (June 11). 

The Public Service Alliance of Canada says it has reached a deal with the government for Canada Border Services Agency employees after working "around the clock." 

“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 Sharon DeSousa, PSAC National President. "This is a well-deserved victory for our members at CBSA who safeguard our nation’s borders and ensure the safety and security of all Canadians.”

Full details of the tentative agreement will be announced once the ratification kit is available for members Thursday, June 13.

“I’m proud of the solidarity our members have shown over that past two years of negotiations,” said Mark Weber, CIU National President. “Our bargaining team couldn’t have won this agreement without the strength and support shown by thousands of members across the country who took action to support our bargaining team.”

In its own release, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat said "long hours at the bargaining table" resulted in a deal that "is fair for employees and reasonable for Canadians."

The Treasury Board said the deal includes wage enhancements and other benefits. 


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