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.
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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.
The bargaining team for our members employed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency met management negotiators the third week of June in Ottawa.
Preparations are well underway for the Agriculture Union’s 17th Triennial National Convention, to be held in Moncton from August 16 to 18.
Joint survey produced by PSAC and Treasury Board
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Traditional generosity at Easter
More than 100,000 federal workers voted to ratify new collective agreements.
Join us April 12 for International Day of Pink
Agriculture Union and CFIA have been working together to resolve the long standing PI/EG-03 Plant Program Inspector statement of duties grievances.
Agriculture Union is encouraging members who have been financially impacted by Phoenix to file a grievance
The deadline has been extended until March 24.
Contract talks are resuming the week of February 28 to March 2.
Our bargaining agent, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, will hold its five National Equity Conferences the week of March 24-28 in Toronto.
Message to Managers from the Vice-President of Human Resources
The Agriculture Union has joined the entire health and safety community in applauding the decision by the federal government to ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Agriculture Union have agreed to steps aimed at addressing the longstanding PI/EG files.
The Federal Government accepts Mental Health Task Force reports
Internal CFIA documents showed the Agency had admitted in 2015 that the end of daily plant inspections had compromised acceptable standards.
Thanks to the generosity of our members
Health Minister Jane Philpott will be addressing shortfalls with senior CFIA management
Non-monetary items and the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system were top of the agenda
The PSAC is launching a media campaign to prompt the Prime Minister to make good on commitments
Contract talks for our members employed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will resume in Ottawa the first week of October.
When it comes to contract talks with the Trudeau Liberals, it’s a case of ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss’!
Seeking interested and qualified CFIA Members to deliver Joint Harassment Awareness training for CFIA employees
If interested please complete the application and submit by email …
The problem-plagued Phoenix pay system was front-and-centre in this month’s bargaining round with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
The latest on contract talks
The Agriculture Union is launching our latest campaign to sign-up ‘Rands’ – co-workers who, for one reason or another, have never signed a membership card in our bargaining agent, the Public Service Alliance of Canada. The six-month campaign runs from now until the end of this year.
PSAC working with postal workers union on picket line protocol as Canada Post management moves to impose lock-out
Barring an unexpected last-minute settlement, Canada Post management will have moved to lock-out members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and trigger a nation-wide mail service shutdown by Friday, July 8.
The past decade has seen a mental health epidemic sweep the federal public service. Today, nearly one in two health claims is related to mental health issues.
June 8 Day of Action
Our bargaining agent, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, is asking Agriculture Union members to join a public-service-wide ‘Day of Action’ on June 8 to convince the Treasury Board and its political masters to negotiate new collective agreements.
Our union has joined the huge number of Canadians who are opening their hearts and their wallets to the plight of the citizens displaced by the massive firestorm engulfing Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The Agriculture Union Social Justice Fund is providing badly needed support to co-operative food producers in the southern African country of Zimbabwe.
This Easter was a lot happier for some of Prince Edward Island’s less fortunate
The Agriculture Union’s Social Justice Fund (AUSJF) has supported two worthy initiatives that are helping address the needs of different groups of disadvantaged youth.
A professional poll, conducted by the respected firm Abacus Data, has revealed that most inspectors surveyed felt understaffing is threatening the safety and security of the country’s food supply.
Negotiations will take place March 7-10.
U.S. Agriculture Department adds pressure for Liberals to meet commitment to increase food inspector numbers
The new Trudeau government is coming under pressure from south of the border to make good on its election promise to reverse Conservative cuts to Canada’s food inspection program.
National President Bob Kingston is part of a Canadian labour delegation in Bangladesh.
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