On August 12, 2020 a tentative agreement was signed with the CFIA, completing this round of negotiations. We again thank all the members of the CFIA-S&A Group for their support in getting to a deal!
This agreement must now be ratified by the CFIA-S&A membership. An electronic vote will be held in order to ratify this agreement.
The bargaining team unanimously recommends the acceptance of this tentative agreement.
All regular members in good standing will receive voting instructions by email. Please ensure your membership information is up to date.
The voting will be open from September 4, 2020, to September 18, 2020, at 12:00 PM (ET).
Documents for Review
Please take the time to review the tentative agreement before voting. After you’ve reviewed the documents, the bargaining team will do our best to answer any questions.
Please review these documents:
A Yes vote means: You are accepting all of the changes proposed in the tentative agreement. Those changes will take place at the date of the signing (except as otherwise noted) and the employer will have a period of 180 days to implement salary changes and retroactive pay. Parental leave changes will take place on a designated date after the signing and agreed to between the CFIA and PIPSC.
A No vote means: You reject the tentative agreement and instruct the bargaining team to pursue further extended negotiations with a high likelihood of heading to the Labour Board for arbitration. The Labour Board does not have the jurisdiction to resolve issues arising from the SR classification review process.
You will be invited to join a town hall discussion on September 8, 2020 and/or September 15, 2020 to discuss the tentative agreement. You will receive a separate communication with the meeting details.