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Delays expected at Ambassador Bridge, Detroit-Windsor Tunnel as work-to-rule takes effect

August 7, 2021

Delays are expected for incoming travellers at Canada-U.S. border crossings, including in Windsor, due to job action from Canadian border officers that began Friday morning.

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) workers are participating in a work-to-rule, the Public Service Alliance of Canada confirmed at around 6:40 a.m.

Border workers begin work-to-rule action as negotiations with government continue

August 7, 2021

Border service officers have begun work-to-rule action while unions and the government continue to negotiate a new contract.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) tweeted this morning that bargaining took place throughout night and into the early morning, but a deal has yet to be reached.

CBSA employees vote to strike, potentially hampering Canada's reopening plans

July 28, 2021

Canada's reopening plans could be hindered as thousands of border officers gird themselves for potential strike action.  The two unions representing more than 8,500 Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) employees announced this morning that the majority of their members have given them a strike mandate.  That means they could begin strike action as soon as Aug.

Grain Trains To Canada’s Port Of Vancouver Recover As Wildfires Rage

July 21, 2021

The number of grain-laden rail cars reaching Canada’s biggest port to be loaded on ships have doubled since last week, slowly clearing the gridlock caused by wildfires that are raging across five provinces and almost all the way to the Arctic Ocean.

Border reopening plan facing roadblock as thousands of border officials consider strike action

July 21, 2021

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.