Toronto, April 19, 2023
Canadians are to expect delays or cancellations to some federal services, as 155,000 federal workers began strike action today.
Talks between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the federal government failed to produce an agreement on Tuesday night, resulting in Canada's largest federal public-service union announcement of a general strike by workers from the Treasury Board and the Canada Revenue Agency.
A strike will affect many federal services, including tax processing, passport renewals, Employment Insurance, Social Insurance and Canada Pension Plan applications, and services with Indigenous Services Canada and Veterans Affairs Canada.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has advised, "During this labour disruption, it is expected that CBSA services to travellers and businesses will be maintained."
Although PSAC's web site advises that there will be disruptions to supply chains and international trade at ports, the CBSA stated that they will provide more information in the event of labour disruptions.
For more information, please call Brian Rowe, Director – Customs Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1213.