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Potential CBSA Strike

The Public Service Alliance of Canada says some of its members have begun voting in June for a potential strike. 



How did we get here:

  • PSAC said their members have been without a contract for nearly three years. Talks with the CBSA and Treasury Board broke off in December
  • PSAC said the two sides have been unable to agree on better protections for staff 
  • The two sides also appeared before a public interest commission in May.  Recommendations are still outstanding

What you need to know:

  • The union requires that members attend an information session before they can vote
  • Voting was expected to be completed by June 28, 2021. However,  additional sessions have been scheduled for July 6, 8 and 14 
  • Voting is electronic 
  • And a vote in favour of moving forward with a strike does not necessarily mean a strike is imminent 


A & A – Next Steps:

  • We will continue to monitor the developments of a possible CBSA Strike
  • Customers will be notified of possible impacts if a CBSA Strike is announced


The CBSA will provide another update on a potential strike on July 14, 2021.

NOTE: All details pertaining to CARM R2 processes are based on the current information available at the time of writing. As this is subject to change, it’s recommended you periodically check in with the CBSA or your customs broker.