GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby kittycat1024 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:22 pm

About the housing issue, perhaps CBSA could consider providing some dormitory or hostels close to the POE for staffs who need to work far away from home. :ponder:
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby IronWolf » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:43 pm

see here some of the issues the current BSOs are dealing with, like the fact that is very hard to get a transfer, which may eventually also benefit us, the new recruits, if CBSA decides to improve the POE assignment process to match prefered regions.
That way they will not increase the scope of the issue they already have on hand with the existing BSOs :


http://psacunion.ca/fb-bargaining-no-tr ... am-rejects
January 23, 2020
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The FB bargaining team continued their push to make Canada Border Services Agency a better place to work during talks with Treasury Board/CBSA the week of January 20, but the employer still refuses to budge on any meaningful improvements.

Our team highlighted issues around:

...

Seniority and work location: There are significant problems with the way management assigns officers to new locations. Across Canada, there are officers who are looking to work in different parts of the country. But right now, management passes over senior officers for these assignments and even places new hires in locations where union members are looking to work. We are seeking a fair and transparent process where officers can exercise their seniority if they wish to change districts or regions.

.....
"

And something here that will definitely will be very beneficial for us, new recruits :

http://psacunion.ca/fb-bargaining-union ... tions-work

"Appropriate pay for recruits and new officers

Immediate transition to the FB-3 pay rate upon graduation from Rigaud."

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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby BoltUp » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:49 am

IronWolf wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:43 pm
see here some of the issues the current BSOs are dealing with, like the fact that is very hard to get a transfer, which may eventually also benefit us, the new recruits, if CBSA decides to improve the POE assignment process to match prefered regions.
That way they will not increase the scope of the issue they already have on hand with the existing BSOs :


http://psacunion.ca/fb-bargaining-no-tr ... am-rejects
January 23, 2020
"
The FB bargaining team continued their push to make Canada Border Services Agency a better place to work during talks with Treasury Board/CBSA the week of January 20, but the employer still refuses to budge on any meaningful improvements.

Our team highlighted issues around:

...

Seniority and work location: There are significant problems with the way management assigns officers to new locations. Across Canada, there are officers who are looking to work in different parts of the country. But right now, management passes over senior officers for these assignments and even places new hires in locations where union members are looking to work. We are seeking a fair and transparent process where officers can exercise their seniority if they wish to change districts or regions.

.....
"

And something here that will definitely will be very beneficial for us, new recruits :

http://psacunion.ca/fb-bargaining-union ... tions-work

"Appropriate pay for recruits and new officers

Immediate transition to the FB-3 pay rate upon graduation from Rigaud."
I for one would personally LOVE to see an immediate transition to the FB-3 pay rate upon graduation from Rigaud. But I can see the agency’s need for having a long probation period in order to weed out new officers who don’t fit the mould. Higher pay during trading would also be a bonus!
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Re: GENERAL CBSA APPLICANT CHIT CHAT

Postby BoltUp » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:50 am

IronWolf wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:07 pm
PrairieFire31 wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:47 pm
... Imagine how it would work if everyone just quit when they didn't get Pearson.
I believe most applicants will agree with me that assigning the POE at invite time will be a huge improvement of the current random process.
This is how they did it years ago.
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