FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 2018
Front-Line Customs and Immigration Officers Rallied For Fair Treatment
HALIFAX, NS – Members of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU), a Component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), distributed flyers to the public to bring attention to the importance of the work performed by the front-line men and women who, as Canadian Border Services Officers, keep our country’s borders safe, and deserve fair treatment.
“Our members act as Canada’s first line of defense,” said CIU Third National VP Joey Dunphy. “Every day, Border Services personnel stop drugs and weapons from entering the country. They apprehend criminals, and they help protect our communities. In short, they perform the same work as other law enforcement personnel, and it is high time that they be recognized as such.”
After 3.5 years of bargaining, the employer is still pushing for concessions that devalues the work members of the FB Group (Border Services) perform on behalf of all Canadians, and continues to refuse to provide parity with other law enforcement agencies. These women and men are law enforcement, protect Canada’s borders, and deserve a fair contract.
An example of the flyer that was distributed can be viewed here.
Additional pictures and video footage can be downloaded here.
For further information or to schedule interviews:
Sébastien Bezeau, Regional Political Communications Officer, PSAC, (cell) 902.266.8589