Update for USJE members at CSIS

USJE members employed by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) have been waiting for their employer to implement the Collective Agreement that was negotiated by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) in February 2022.

Since the agreement was reached, the employer has been using tactics to divide employees in the workplace as well as using every tactic imaginable to delay implementing the new Collective Agreement.

To date, the Collective Agreement still has not been ratified by the employer.

Unfair Labour Practice Complaint

Adding insult to injury, CSIS paid out a temporary lump sum payment (pandemic bonus) to non-unionized employees, within weeks of the conclusion of a Memorandum of Settlement to conclude bargaining.

USJE and PSAC have filed an Unfair Labour Practice complaint with the FPSLREB, alleging that CSIS’ actions are in violation of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act. We are asking that the Board order immediate implementation of the Collective Agreement. We are seeking to have the Board award both the same pandemic bonuses to USJE members as were given to other CSIS employees, in addition to damages related to their failure to implement the Collective Agreement in a timely manner.

To date, CSIS has not responded to the union’s complaint and has requested multiple extensions, which have been granted by the union.

The union will continue to put pressure on the employer to ratify the Collective Agreement and provide our members with the pay and benefits they are entitled to.

If members have any questions, they can reach out to their Local, or to their Regional Vice-President for assistance.

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