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Border reopening plan facing roadblock as border officials consider strike

Home News Border reopening plan facing roadblock as border officials consider strike

CBSA officers asking for better protections against harassment and discrimination

The federal government’s plan to reopen the border to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens next month could be complicated by the threat of strike action.

This week, more than 8,500 Canada Border Services Agency officers — who have been without a contract since June 2018 — are voting on whether they’re willing to walk out.

If more than half vote yes, they could be in a strike position by early August — just as the country prepares to again welcome fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

While a number of CBSA officers would be deemed essential workers, a strike could cause massive delays for those travelling by air and land.

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Source: CBC News

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