On July 27, 2021 Canada Border Services Agency announced that border officers voted in favour of a strike. Strike actions can or may cause delays in border clearances which will have a cascading impact on the entire industry.
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We thank you for your patience as we navigate this situation with CBSA and will continue to keep you advised as new information becomes available.
Official CBSA announcement and additional information can be found below.
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LEGAL STRIKE POSITION – CBSA CONTINUED OPERATIONS
“Following the announcement made today, July 27, 2021, by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), on behalf of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU), the Border Services Officers (FB) bargaining unit has voted in favour of a strike.
As early as the first week of August, CBSA Border Services Officers, represented by PSAC, will be in a legal strike position as a result of an impasse in negotiations between their union and the Government of Canada.
Ninety percent (90%) of Border Services Officers have been identified as essential, meaning that they will continue to offer essential services if there is a strike. We expect that our officers will fulfill their duties with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.
CBSA operations will carry on as planned as the Agency continues to ensure the safety and security of Canadians while maintaining the flow of goods and services across the border. However, travellers and businesses could experience an increase in border wait times, picketing outside CBSA premises, and wearing of union-related accessories. The CBSA has been actively working to plan for these situations and has developed mitigation strategies to ensure operations will continue.
The CBSA will respond quickly to any job action or work disruption in order to maintain the safety and security of our border, ensure compliance with our laws, and keep the border open to facilitate the flow of legitimate goods and travel.”
Canada Border Services Agency / Government of Canada
Download: CBSA Legal Strike Position