Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Over 4,000 members work at CFIA. They perform a wide variety of jobs, including meat, poultry and produce inspection. They monitor and audit the federally regulated inspection programs of the food industry in Canada and enforce federal laws. Our members at the CFIA also run the offices, maintain the equipment and buildings, and carry out the administrative work of the CFIA. The unit falls under the Public Service Labour Relations Act.
More about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
May 3, 2013
Bargaining teams for the Union and the Employer presented their cases to a Public Interest Commission in mid-February, a step provided for in the Public Service Labour Relations Act when negotiations have reached an impasse.
April 24, 2013
Questions and answers about essential services for federal public service bargaining units.
March 22, 2013
Both the Union and the Employer presented final submissions on the last day of the hearing, after an attempt by the Commission to mediate a settlement was unsuccessful.
January 23, 2013
Frustration, disappointment and disillusionment. These words best express the feelings of the PSAC bargaining team after two days of mediation with CFIA failed to produce agreement on any of the outstanding issues at the bargaining table.
September 19, 2012
After a hiatus of almost 10 months, the CFIA bargaining team will return to the negotiating table in January under the auspices of a Public Service Labour Relations Board mediator.
July 11, 2012
In 2007, the Component and employer reached an agreement, which is currently being reviewed. The review is not expected to result in major changes to the existing agreement. The parties are scheduled to meet in the near future to finalize the agreement. Once finalized, it will be signed by the PSAC and CFIA.
May 10, 2012
Bargaining continues to be difficult for the Technical Services (TC), Border Services (FB), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Parks Canada units of the federal government. The climate has worsened considerably since the federal budget, which slashes the size of the public service. Parks and CFIA in particular have been heavily targeted for job reductions.
April 13, 2012
Negotiations between PSAC and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency scheduled for April 11-13, 2012 were abruptly cancelled by the employer just hours before the start of the Easter long weekend.
March 22, 2012
Frustration does not even begin to describe the mood at the CFIA bargaining table after another session of negotiations with the employer yielded zero progress
March 14, 2012
Union members and supporters are wearing black in the workplace, to protest against impending cuts to food inspection, the employer's lack of respect for administrative staff and the CFIA's unwillingness to bargain for a fair contract.
January 30, 2012
Our bargaining team endured a very frustrating round of negotiations with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency during the week of January 21-26, 2012.
December 13, 2011
One step forward, two steps back. That sentence pretty much sums up the first full session of bargaining with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which took place in Ottawa the week of December 5, 2011.
December 5, 2011
Negotiations for a new collective agreement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will begin in earnest on December 6, 2011, when the bargaining teams meet in Ottawa.
November 25, 2011
The Public Service Alliance of Canada opened negotiations with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency with an exchange of bargaining proposals between the parties on November 10, 2011.
October 24, 2011
CFIA Workers are keeping Canadians safe.
Hear from the CFIA workers about the important work they do to keep Canadians safe.
August 16, 2011
Ottawa is abandoning inspection of meat produced for local citizens in BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
July 19, 2011
The CFIA bargaining team met in Ottawa last week to prioritize bargaining demands in preparation for negotiations with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
July 14, 2011
A National Bargaining Conference for PSAC members employed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency was held at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa from May 17 through May 20, 2011.
April 14, 2011
PSAC is organizing a National Bargaining Conference for CFIA members on May 17-20, 2011 in Ottawa.