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Canadian Border Services Workers Vote to Strike

Karolina Mazur Uncategorized

The Border Services (FB) bargaining unit, represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU), has voted in favor of a strike and legally could strike as early as June 6th. Despite this, 90% of frontline Border Services Officers, deemed essential workers, will continue their duties, ensuring the border remains open and safe. The CBSA is prepared to handle potential disruptions, though the potential strike by the Border Services (FB) bargaining unit could cause significant delays in customs clearance for both ocean and air cargo, leading to congestion at ports and airports.

This may result in longer turnaround times, disrupted schedules, and increased operational costs. Businesses should prepare for potential delays by enhancing communication with logistics partners and implementing contingency plans to maintain supply chain continuity.

For more information during the disruptions, contact the Canaan Group sales team at sales@canaangroup.ca.