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CBSA Workers Set to Strike Friday

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Please find excerpt from a news article published by Global News.


“Thousands of employees at the Canada Border Services Agency could begin striking as early as Friday afternoon, potentially causing “major delays” across the country at airports and border crossings.


More than 9,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) will begin job action at Canada’s borders starting Friday at 4 p.m. ET if an agreement is not reached with the CBSA and Treasury Board by then.


While essential CBSA workers can’t walk off the job, the union said Canadians will still feel the effects, highlighting a brief strike three years ago that “nearly brought commercial cross-border traffic to a standstill, causing major delays at airports and borders across the country.”


The looming strike could mean Canadians and visitors find themselves in long lines at the border yet again during the busy travel season.


Mediation sessions between the union and employers began Monday and continue “in a last-ditch effort to reach an agreement,” PSAC says.”


We continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as they become available.





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