About that Border Opening

 

A lot of us don't agree with the federal government's decision to open the US/Canada border to fully vaccinated Americans  on August 9th. Maybe our concerns will prove unwarranted.

Canada's border workers are tired of being without a contract for three years. They're threatening to strike.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada and its Customs and Immigration Union announced Tuesday its members may strike as soon asAug. 6, three days before fully vaccinated U.S. citizens will be able to visit Canada without having to quarantine for two weeks.

PSAC-CIU represents 5,500 border services officers, 2,000 headquarters staff and other workers at Canada Post facilities and in inland enforcement jobs.

Strike action could cause significant delays in courier and travel services, Chris Aylward, national president of Public Service Alliance of Canada, told reporters Tuesday.

"We've been in negotiations for over three years, but the employer has flat out refused to address critical workplace issues impacting our members," Aylward said.

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