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Cbsa Contract Negotiations 2021

The 2021 contract negotiations between the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) have been a topic of concern and speculation for many employees. After months of negotiations, the parties have finally reached a tentative agreement that will affect nearly 9,000 CBSA employees across Canada.

The tentative agreement includes a salary increase of 2.8% over three years, with a 1.5% increase in the first year, followed by a 0.8% increase in the second year and a 1.0% increase in the third year. The agreement also includes provisions for temporary employees, scheduling and work-life balance, and job security.

One of the most contentious issues throughout the negotiations was the CBSA`s proposed changes to the shift schedule. The agency wanted to move away from the current rotation of eight-hour shifts to a 12-hour shift system. However, after much discussion, the parties reached a compromise that will allow employees to work both eight and 12-hour shifts, depending on their preference.

In addition, the tentative agreement includes provisions for increased meal allowances and relocation expenses for employees who are required to move to a new location for work. The agreement also includes measures to improve workplace safety and mental health, including the creation of mental health peer support programs and training for managers to recognize and address mental health issues in the workplace.

The tentative agreement still needs to be ratified by PSAC members, which is expected to occur in the coming weeks. If ratified, the agreement will be in effect until June 2022, at which point the parties will resume negotiations.

Overall, the tentative agreement represents a significant compromise between the CBSA and PSAC. While not everyone will be pleased with the outcome, the agreement addresses many of the key concerns and issues that were raised throughout the negotiation process.