CBSA Update on Strike Position

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued an update this morning to industry stakeholders regarding the strike position taken by PSAC:

“… on May 24, 2024, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), on behalf of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU), announced that the Border Services (FB) bargaining unit has voted in favour of a strike. The CBSA Border Services Officers, represented by PSAC, have confirmed their intent to begin strike on June 7, 2024, at 4 pm should an agreement not be reached beforehand.  

The border will remain open and safe as 90% of frontline Border Services Officers are essential workers, which means that they will continue to offer essential services in the event of a strike. Our officers will fulfill their duties with the highest level of integrity and professionalism. 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 is closely monitoring the flow of traffic at the border and will act quickly to address any unwarranted delays. We recognize border disruptions affect travellers and businesses and we encourage travellers to check Border Wait Times on the CBSA website or download the CanBorder wait time app to plan their itineraries.

… we are doing everything within our means to minimize any delays in the business community.”  

CTA will continue to monitor this situation and provides updates as they become available.

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