Voting is now well underway on a new collective agreement for our members employed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. A tentative agreement was reached between the CFIA and our bargaining agent, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, last February.
The contract voting window began April 24 and will end June 4.
Over the past few weeks, the PSAC has been holding information sessions and distributing voting packages – both electronically and by regular mail – to CFIA members across the country.
Members who provided home e-mail addresses were sent the packages on the following dates:
- Friday, April 25: Quebec and Prairies;
- Friday, May 2: NCR, Ontario and B.C.; and
- Friday, May 9: Atlantic.
Members who had not provided home e-mail addresses were sent the packages by Canada Post on the following dates:
- Tuesday, April 22: Prairies and Quebec;
- Monday, April 28: NCR, Ontario and B.C.; and
- Tuesday, May 6: Atlantic.
In order to be eligible to vote, you must be a member in good standing and have registered and attended an informational session either by on-line ‘webinar’ or in-person.
The PSAC’s CFIA contract ratification kit can be downloaded and viewed HERE.