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.
Weatherill food safety measures unraveling – Meat for Canadians inspected less than product destined for export
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 unit of food inspectors dedicated to protecting consumers and retailers in Metro Vancouver from food fraud and unsafe retail food displays has been disbanded.
Ottawa – Work will be more dangerous if proposed changes to health and safety laws in Ottawa’s latest omnibus budget measure, Bill C-4, become law, according to Rob Ellis, whose teenage son was killed at work during his second day on the job.
Ellis, a workplace health and safety advocate, and Bob Kingston, President of the PSAC’s Agriculture Union, are in Ottawa today to urge parliamentarians to change the Bill.
Recognition by Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) of Chronic Mental Stress as compensable workplace injury a big step forward
A decision by the Ontario WSIB (aka Workers’ Compensation) to recognize chronic mental stress as a compensable injury is a major step forward in ensuring Agriculture Union members in that province do not have to choose between their mental health and financial well-being.
CFIA vote: Last chance to attend info session before voting deadline
CFIA members should log into their PSAC Member Portal to ensure their mailing address and personal e-mail address are up to date.
Agriculture Union members at the CFIA have a tentative collective agreement.
Sign up to receive bargaining updates
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.
For media requests, please contact:
Agriculture Union blows the whistle on Employment Skills Development Canada officials who misled Parliamentarians concerning amendments to water down health and safety provisions of the Canada Labour Code.