iPolitics is reporting that a hearing has been set, into the Foreign Service Officers’ strike.
The Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) will hear a foreign service bad-faith bargaining complaint Aug. 22; iPolitics quotes a tweet from the union’s Twitter account.
The announcement of the hearing date comes after the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers filed a bad-faith bargaining complaint against Treasury Board. The union had previously asked the board for binding arbitration.
Staff in 12 Canadian missions abroad have escalated a work-to-rule action, which has affected services, including Visa processing. London, Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong offices are affected. Immigration officers in some of Canada’s largest processing centres in China and India walked off the job.
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