Two of the four major land crossings from the US into Canada in the Niagara Region are unattended by inspectors from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
The great majority of Canadians reject the Harper government’s policy of permitting the food processing industry to police its own safety practices.
Every meat slaughter inspection group in Toronto and throughout Ontario is working short-handed, often operating below staffing levels required to ensure meat packing houses are following all safety requirements.
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According to CFIA forecasts, the current government plans to cut spending on food safety by 21% by 2016–17. This will translate to staff cuts of 16.5%, or 548 positions.
The PSAC has won Treasury Board’s commitment to establish a joint task force on mental health.
The unit of food inspectors dedicated to protecting consumers and retailers in Metro Vancouver from food fraud and unsafe retail food displays has been disbanded.
Agriculture Union members at the CFIA have a tentative collective agreement.
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Negotiations with CFIA continue to move forward ever so slowly.
Our members at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on September 7 received a joint email from the employer and the Agriculture Union urging their participation in this year’s Public Service Employee Survey.
After much effort and support from our members working in Inspection at CFIA, we are nearing the completion of the Primary Products (PI) Review and its resulting mass grievances filed in 2000 and 2007.
The Agriculture Union emerged from its August Convention with a new National President
The PSAC is reporting that dues are not being deducted from the pay cheques of many members.
The AUSJF is pleased to announce that it has now approved a new project for funding and renewed support for three more.
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