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No end in sight to job action by Canada’s diplomats

It’s causing a massive backlog in Canadian visa applications by students, temporary workers and tourists from around the world.

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Although the union is still willing to enter into binding arbitration, Tim Edwards, president of the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers, not pictured, said there is no indication from Treasury Board President Tony Clement, who is handling the negotiations for the government, of a willingness to resume the bargaining that began in late 2011.

 

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No end in sight to job action by Canada’s diplomats

It’s causing a massive backlog in Canadian visa applications by students, temporary workers and tourists from around the world.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Although the union is still willing to enter into binding arbitration, Tim Edwards, president of the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers, not pictured, said there is no indication from Treasury Board President Tony Clement, who is handling the negotiations for the government, of a willingness to resume the bargaining that began in late 2011.

 

  

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