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  • CFIA S&A Group Newsletter – January 2017
  • 26-JAN-2017 03:03 PM
  • Happy New Year to everyone. All of us on the S & A Executive hope you had a good holiday and are ready to take on the challenges and opportunities coming up in 2017. Here’s some of the latest news.
  • In Memoriam: Ursula Purvis
  • 29-SEP-2016 01:55 PM
  • It is with a profound sense of sorrow and regret that the Institute informs you of the passing of our friend and colleague, Ursula Purvis.
  • CFIA S&A Group - Call for Nominations - June 2016
  • 23-JUN-2016 01:57 PM
  • Group By-Law 8.10.1 states: Five (5) Group Executive positions shall be maintained for members-at-large of which two (2) shall be from the NCR region. In the event that there are more nominations than vacant positions to be filled, the Elections Committee shall arrange for ballots to be distributed to all members eligible to vote.
  • Message from the S&A group executive (SR)
  • 29-APR-2016 02:57 PM
  • On April 27, 2016, you may have received your Official Personal Notification (OPN) of the SR conversion. In accordance with our collective agreement, you have thirty-five (35) calendar days from the date you receive this notification to file grievances regarding:
  • CFIA S&A Group Newsletter - April 2016
  • 06-APR-2016 03:50 PM
  • We have had two rounds of bargaining, December 2015 and February, 2016, with the third coming up in April, 2016. We exchanged offers in December but there is no agreement on any terms yet.
  • CFIA S&A - Bargaining Update #2
  • 26-FEB-2016 11:36 AM
  • The CFIA Scientific and Analytic Group’s Bargaining Team met with the Employer for the second time February 16, 17 and 18.
  • CFIA S&A Group - January 2016 Update
  • 19-JAN-2016 04:06 PM
  • 1. Bargaining – We exchanged offers with the CFIA in December 2015. The employer’s proposal was written before the 2015 federal election and reflected the previous government’s policies and intentions.
  • CFIA S&A Group Update
  • 19-JAN-2016 03:42 PM
  • Bargaining – We exchanged offers with the CFIA in December 2015. The employer’s proposal was written before the 2015 federal election and reflected the previous government’s policies and intentions.
  • CFIA-S&A Group - Call for nominations - July 2015
  • 22-JUL-2015 12:55 PM
  • Group By-Law 8.13.1 states: One (1) Group Executive position shall be maintained for each region. In the event that there are more nominations than vacant positions to be filled in a region, the Elections Committee shall arrange for ballots to be distributed to all members eligible to vote in that region.
  • Message to CFIA S&A Members on the SR Conversion
  • 04-MAY-2015 01:56 PM
  • The SR conversion is now on the verge of taking place. It will impact members currently classified as AG/BI/CH. As indicated by the employer in their latest National InfoBulletin , a second Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the employer and the Professional Institute in March 2015.
  • CFIA Operations Branch Realignment
  • 24-SEP-2014 10:13 AM
  • While we are still awaiting official national direction on communication during this transition period of realignment, PIPSC has received information from CFIA Senior Management regarding communications between colleagues.
  • S&A Group Bargaining update # 19
  • 11-AUG-2014 02:19 PM
  • We are pleased to inform you that CFIA and PIPSC signed the new collective agreement on August 8, 2014. The employer has 90 days from August 8 to pay your retroactivity.
  • CFIA VM and CFIA S&A - Message on Severance pay
  • 08-AUG-2014 02:15 PM
  • As you are aware, now that your contracts are settled, there is the issue of severance pay that needs to be dealt with. Employees have 3 options on what to do with their severance pay: cash out their accumulated severance pay, cash out some and leave the rest until retirement, or leave it all in until retirement.
  • S&A Group Bargaining update # 18
  • 16-JUL-2014 09:36 AM
  • Well, as mentioned in the President`s message on June 19, 2014, after nearly 3 years, the tentative deal reached in February, 2014 was finally signed off by Governor in Council and the Governor General.
  • CFIA S&A - Tentative Agreement Ratification
  • 09-JUL-2014 01:48 PM
  • Our Institute bargaining groups have been working hard with your management negotiations teams at CFIA, in order to complete and sign collective agreements from the last round of bargaining.
  • The CFIA Operations Branch is undergoing a realignment
  • 20-JUN-2014 03:14 PM
  • The CFIA Operations Branch is undergoing a realignment. This realignment involves all positions that contributed to the provision of program advice, interpretation, and guidance to front line staff. Creation of the Centers of Expertise (COEs) is only one part of this realignment process.
  • S&A Group- Bargaining update # 17
  • 20-JUN-2014 01:25 PM
  • In Dec 2013, just prior to filing for arbitration for this round of bargaining of the S&A group, the PIPSC negotiator, Suzelle Brosseau, was approached by the CFIA (Brenda Dagenais) for one final round of bargaining, instead of going to arbitration, suggesting CFIA mandate would resolve the remaining issues for an agreement.
  • S&A Group- Bargaining update # 16
  • 29-MAY-2014 12:04 PM
  • Well fellow members of the S&A group, nothing has really changed from our last communication with you (Bargaining update # 15).
  • S&A Group-Bargaining update # 15
  • 01-MAY-2014 03:20 PM
  • The members of the S&A group voted in favour of a tentative agreement with the employer on February 12, 2014.
  • CFIA S&A Timeline
  • 14-MAR-2014 10:05 AM
  • The executives of the S&A group are providing an overview of the process leading up the implementation and conclusion of the current round of negotiations between the CFIA and the S&A group.
  • CFIA S&A Group bargaining update #13
  • 18-DEC-2013 02:55 PM
  • Dear S&A members, as was previously reported, the S&A group and the CFIA were heading for arbitration in February of the New Year with mediation set for December 11, 2013. However, we were contacted by the CFIA in early December to see if we were willing to meet one more time to continue bargaining.
  • CFIA S&A Group bargaining update #12
  • 01-NOV-2013 02:07 PM
  • You may have seen the recent news reports about Bill C-4, which indicate that Groups that are still negotiating could find themselves forced to negotiate under the new rules.
  • CFIA S&A Group bargaining update #11
  • 22-OCT-2013 08:10 AM
  • As per our Bargaining Update no 10, Suzelle Brosseau, our PIPSC Negotiator has applied for arbitration on August 7th, 2013 in order to settle the collective agreement.
  • CFIA S&A Group Bargaining 101
  • 19-SEP-2013 08:14 AM
  • For the expanded Bargaining 101 message, please read the whole document, but below is an Executive Summary / Take-home messages:
  • CFIA S&A Group Bargaining Update #9
  • 17-JUL-2013 10:02 AM
  • Last January, we had a mediation session with CFIA; we explored a potential agreement but CFIA had to get an additional mandate from Treasury Board before accepting officially.
  • CFIA S&A Group AGM 2013 - Report
  • 25-APR-2013 01:49 PM
  • The Annual General Meeting of the S&A Group of the CFIA was held on January 31, 2013 at the Marconi Centre, Ottawa from 12 Noon to 1:30 P.M.
  • CFIA S&A Group Bargaining Update # 8
  • 13-MAR-2013 01:48 PM
  • As mentioned in bargaining update # 7, the bargaining teams of the S&A Group and that of the CFIA met on January 29-30, 2013 for mediation in front of a mediator appointed by the PSLRB.
  • CFIA Scientific and Analytical Group - Notice of 2013 AGM
  • 03-JAN-2013 01:30 PM
  • We encourage you to show your support and join your Group Executive at this annual meeting to get an update on the issues that are affecting you. Our PIPSC Negotiator will be present to provide answers to any questions you may have on the current round of bargaining.