Monday, September 27, 2010

Demonstration in Support to our Support (CR/AS) Staff Members

(PR Net-USA)

On Monday, September 27, 2010, the members of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) will march in front of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Offices at 400, Place d’Youville in Montreal, Quebec between 7 and 9 am to support their fellow Sisters and Brothers Support Staff (CR and AS) members.

The Customs and Immigration Union has been aware since 2007 that a pilot project is taken place in Montreal, QC to address the issue of CR/AS job descriptions. It was brought about by the fact that there were 185 job descriptions that covered various support staff positions nationally. These descriptions have followed the now CBSA throughout its legacy evolution. Most of these job descriptions have been identified as inaccurate, improperly classified, obsolete, out-of-date and not reflective of duties performed by those members.

The Support Staff Community and CIU have been very frustrated with the slow approach and disregard apparent in this process. CIU has been approached by numerous CR/AS members seeking an expedient and fair resolve to their job description and classification issues. Many of these members feel this is also an equity issue due to the fact that it’s predominantly a female dominated group. CIU is looking into this as also being a Human Rights issue. Read more here.