After a marathon negotiating session, unions representing almost 9,500 employees of the Canada Border Services Agency, late Friday announced they have reached a tentative agreement with the federal government, bringing an end to a sweeping job action that resulted in long delays and traffic issues at border crossings.
Commercial importers should expect delays resulting from a sweeping work-to-rule job action by roughly 9,000 unionized CBSA employees seeking to leverage the government’s planned reopening of the border to resolve various outstanding compensation and workplace issues.
Unionized employees of the CBSA have voted “overwhelmingly” to go on strike as early as August 6 if the federal government doesn’t return to the bargaining table.
Get the latest information on the possible strike action by more than 9,000 unionized CBSA personnel following a cross-country voting process that wrapped up yesterday.
Find out what the latest trade developments are from CBSA workers holding strike votes over pay and 'toxic workplace culture' - to a ruling where #importers must file protests with CBP in order to preserve their ability to obtain duty refunds in connection with exclusions from Section301 tariffs, we've detailed these and much more for you here.