News

17 June 2024
The Pay Equity Committee at CFIA has almost completed the process of creating job classes which include similar duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and the same compensation plan within the same range of salary rates.
17 May 2024
We met with the employer from May 7 - 9, 2024, for our second individual S&A group bargaining session.
16 April 2024
We met with the employer on March 6 and 7, 2024, for our first individual S&A group bargaining session.
12 February 2024
The classification grievance submitted by PIPSC put forward arguments to support an upward reclassification of the Supervisor, Inspection and Advisory Services (SR-03) job description to SR-04.
15 January 2024
We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and Happy New Year!
8 January 2024
The CFIA-S&A election committee has verified the results for the 2023 elections. Twenty-three ballots were cast in the election. The following candidates have been elected to the CFIA-S&A executive, and will take office immediately:
15 December 2023
The Pay Equity Committee at CFIA has been working to develop a proactive pay equity plan. The committee is composed of bargaining agent representatives, including PIPSC members and staff, non-represented employees and employer representatives.
5 December 2023
CFIA Science & Analytical (S & A) Group Annual General Meeting Saturday, December 16, 2023 12:00 – 1:00 pm (EST) Virtual format (Zoom)
17 November 2023
Recent Developments
16 November 2023
This is your voter’s kit for the election of the CFIA-S&A Group Executive. Voting will take place by electronic means only. You will find enclosed your personal ballot key.
1 November 2023
Dear PIPSC-CFIA members,   Your IN, S&A and VM Bargaining Teams have established a PIPSC CFIA Central Bargaining Team to deal with common issues for all 3 groups and - hopefully - expedite the collective bargaining process.
12 October 2023
Submit your nomination for available union leadership roles by November 9, 2023
13 July 2023
Your bargaining team has been meeting to prepare our demands and we’re ready to begin talks with the employer. 
15 February 2023
Happy New Year to everyone. All of us on the CFIA-S&A Executive hope all of the S&A members (CO, EN-ENG, ES, PG, SE-RES, SE-REM and SR classifications) had a good holiday and are ready to take on the challenges and opportunities coming up in 2023.
2 February 2023
Dear S&A Group Members,
5 December 2022
The CFIA-S&A election committee has verified the results for the Group Executive elections. The following candidates have been elected to the CFIA-S&A executive, and will take office immediately:  
23 November 2022
CFIA Science & Analytical (S & A) Group Annual General Meeting Saturday, December 10, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 pm (EST) Virtual format (Zoom)  
31 October 2022
Your CFIA-S&A collective agreement expired on September 30, 2022. Since then, your bargaining team has been meeting and preparing for the upcoming round of negotiations. 
28 October 2022
Submit your nomination for available union leadership roles by November 29, 2022.
28 July 2022
Despite significant improvements to the job descriptions, the CFIA has classified them all at the same level and is not playing fair. Find out what to do next.
28 July 2022
CFIA-S&A SR classification and remapping frequently asked questions.
28 July 2022
Submit this form to dispute the employer’s classification of your current job or an SR job you held for 3 months or more since 2015.
28 July 2022
Submit this form to dispute the content of your SR job description.
28 July 2022
Submit this form if the employer has indicated they believe there is a mismatch between the work you regularly perform and your SR job description.
28 June 2022
The CFIA has confirmed it will meet the June 30 deadline to issue classification decisions on the new Regulatory Science (SR) job descriptions written in collaboration with PIPSC.
22 April 2022
Update on the new SR Job Description Implementation  
26 January 2022
Election Results for the CFIA-S&A Group Executive We have verified the results for the elections for the CFIA-S&A Group Executive. The following candidates were successful and will take office.
24 January 2022
CFIA Science & Analytical (S & A) Group Annual General Meeting Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 pm (EST) Virtual format (Zoom)
20 December 2021
Submit your nomination for available union leadership roles by Thursday, January 19, 2022.
24 August 2021
Update from the Regulatory Science (SR) Joint Consultation Committee on SR Standardised Job Review  
10 February 2021
The CFIA-S&A SR classification is working hard on their reclassification process to create standardized job descriptions. Check out answers to your frequently asked questions.
5 February 2021
The standardized job description and remapping job validation reviews are underway for members of the CFIA-S&A SR classification. Learn more about how to provide useful feedback to the employer and ensure this process is accurate.
24 December 2020
We have verified the results for the elections for the CFIA-S&A Group Executive. The following candidates were successful and will take office. Regional Representative – Quebec Stéphanie Fréchette – Acclaimed
22 December 2020
The CFIA-S&A bargaining team is pleased to announce that CFIA and PIPSC signed the new collective agreement on December 23, 2020, covering the period of October 1, 2018, through to September 30, 2022.
4 December 2020
The CFIA has completed their ratification process and our collective agreement is almost ready for signing.
1 December 2020
The CFIA has recently distributed the unclassified Standardized Job Descriptions (SJD) to Regulatory Science (SR) members via each branch’s SharePoint website.