CFIA S&A Group- Summary of Annual General Meeting, December 09, 2016
The Annual General Meeting of the Scientific and Analytical Group of the CFIA was held on December 9, 2016 at the Marconi Centre, Ottawa from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Thanks to the effort of the executives from the NCR region, (Hussien Bashah, Katie Oppen, Washington Gwayumba and Fred Jamieson), over 40 members from the National Capital Region joined 13 members of the executives for a very interactive and informative meeting.
The meeting got underway with an introduction and welcome to members and invited guests by the vice-president of the group, Dr. Umadatt Singh. Members of the executive then introduced themselves. This was followed by a review of the minutes of the past meeting, the elections report and financial report. Jocelyne Popp from the Classification Section of PIPSC then updated the members on the SR conversion, the grievance campaign and the next steps in the process. This was followed by a presentation from Fred Jamieson (chief bargaining) on the state of bargaining. There were numerous questions from the audience and members of the executive gave answers to the best of their abilities. A three-course meal was served during the event.