Border Crossing Guards Fed Up


It’s anything but business as usual for border officials back on the job today at the Walpole Island crossing.

Michael Coene, President of the Customs and Immigration Union in Sarnia says yesterday’s work refusal was in response to a number of long simmering issues.

“Such as exposure to lead in the drinking water, a proper detention cell, septic tank problems and proper washroom sanitation, the conditions are substandard, they tried to resolve it internally with the employer and were unable to reach a resolution so they exercised their rights under the Canada labour code.”

Coene says the workers understand the frustration for travelers, and didn’t want to have to take these actions.