The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues to work with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to provide an update on ongoing reports of a strike involving CBSA border services officers (BSOs)
The agency has clarified that the current vote would be to support a strike mandate, and not for a strike itself at this time.
In a statement to CTA, CBSA stated the following regarding these discussions, while reaffirming the agency’s commitment to continue to support the secure and timely movement of goods into the country:
- The CBSA is a dynamic and responsive organization that will continue to deliver high quality border services. This means being prepared for anything – from unexpected events such as an accident, a flood, earthquake, power/network outage, to labour issues that could disrupt normal border operation services;
- The CBSA will respond quickly to any job action/work disruption to maintain the security of our border and ensure that it remains open to legitimate travellers and goods;
- The CBSA is presently anticipating the release of a report by the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board to determine the next steps.