CBSA and its employees reached a tentative agreement
The agreement brought an immediate end to work-to-rule strike action that had begun Friday morning
The Government of Canada announced on Friday afternoon that it has reached a tentative agreement with federal border services officers of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union.
The agreement brought an immediate end to work-to-rule strike action that had begun Friday morning and ensures the flow of border traffic will return to normal.
Negotiations between PSAC-CIU and CBSA began in January 2019 but reached an impasse in December 2020. In May 2021, the union presented arguments at Public Interest Commission (PIC) hearings and a PIC report was issued in July with non-binding recommendations. Following national strike votes throughout June and July, PSAC-CIU announced an overwhelming strike mandate at the end of July and issued an official strike notice on August 3.