Canada’s border guards are in potential strike position. Here’s what it means

The Hamilton Spectator
June 5, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

Another potential strike is on the horizon that will impact travellers in Canada. More than 9,000 Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) employees are set to strike June 7 at 4 p.m. if a new contract deal isn’t reached. “We are still hopeful that we can reach an agreement to avoid strike action and any potential delays at Canada’s borders,” said Sharon DeSousa, Public Service Alliance of Canada union president in a press release. “But the clock is ticking for Trudeau’s Liberal government to get to work on a fair contract for our members.” Her members have been without a contract for over two years. Their hope is to have better wage parity with other law enforcement agencies, stronger job security and access to telework options. Union members with the Customs and Immigration Union are also ready to strike. …The strike could also potentially impact airports, shipping ports and postal facilities.

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