The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) filed a policy grievance dated
July 27, 2015 grieving the Employer’s interpretation and application of Article G2 of the then
Collective Agreement between the Parties relating to the payment of the Meat Hygiene
Allowance (MHA), that was referred to adjudication before the Federal Public Sector Labour
Relations and Employment Board.
The Board issued its decision in the matter on June 15, 2020, and PIPSC and the CFIA have
worked together diligently and collaboratively since that time to reach full resolution of the
matter and all related individual grievances, and to confirm and calculate the potential
entitlements of grievors, employees and former employees in the VM Group.
The Parties are now ready to implement that resolution, which will result in the processing of
lump sum payments by CFIA based on individual circumstances to eligible grievors, as well as to
employees and former employees, whom occupied certain veterinary positions in Animal Health
during a specified time period.
If not done already, all the eligible veterinarians who were at the VM-01 and/or VM-02 group
and level, and whose substantive position was in Animal Health during the period between June
22, 2015 and August 30, 2018 should receive shortly a Joint Communication from PIPSC and
CFIA that will be sent by email by the Employer in order to receive the payment.
Shall you have any question regarding the implementation of that decision, please contact
Sandra Guéric at firstname.lastname@example.org