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Membership

Issues

Dues

Frequently asked questions


Membership

The Manitoba Branch of the Customs and Immigration Union consists of a wide variety of operations from ports of entry at both the Richardson International Airport (YWG) and the border - ranging in size from the outports to the 24/7 ports, a training facility, district offices, air cargo operations, rail operations, inland enforcement, investigations and intelligence, trade compliance, and even a marine operation in the summer.

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Issues

With such a diverse working environment in Manitoba, the issues can be complex as what will work for one area will probably not work for the next.
A main goal of the executive is to ensure a healthy relationship with our management, while promoting the needs of our members.
Issues of importance to our members include:
  • Contract negotiations
  • Job classification
  • Fair wages and pensions
  • Health and Safety of our workplaces
  • Shift scheduling and benefits
  • Facilities, and programs like the Arming Initiave and the Doubling Up Initiave
  • Union /Management relations

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Dues

Union dues contributions equal to $6 / member�per month with $1.50 going to a strike fund for our members.

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What is a strike?
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What is a collective agreement?
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