After a very long wait the CFIA-IN Bargaining Team met for the first time with the employer on November 21, 22 & 23 2017. Proposals were exchanged early on the 21st. Thereafter a number of issues were discussed at length, including Tech Change, Career Development and Contracting Out of IN work. Several mostly administrative items were signed off. The team is encouraged that once at the bargaining table negotiations are advancing quickly and in a positive fashion. A second session of negotiations is scheduled for December 12, 13, 14 2017. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact any member of the bargaining team.

In solidarity,

Your Bargaining Team

Heath Klippert, Houman Vafaie, Charles-André Comeau, Dennis Cormier, with Cara Ryan and Denise Doherty, PIPSC negotiators and Catherine Wright, PIPSC compensation analyst.