DAILY NEWS Dec 12, 2012 9:47 AM - 1 comment

Nametag dispute causes delays at border crossings

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OTTAWA, Ont. -- A dispute over nametags was causing delays at the Ambassador Bridge and Blue Water Bridge yesterday, according to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA).

The disruption was the result of work refusals by several officers at the two ports of entry, who were questioning the health and safety implications of wearing a nametag on their uniform.

“Personalized nametags reflect our commitment to service excellence and reinforce the professionalism and integrity for which CBSA officers are known,” the CBSA said in a release responding to the disruption. “While we are surprised by the extent of the reaction today, every case of a work refusal is treated seriously and immediate steps are taken to resolve the situation.”

Both bridges were reporting delays of 30 to 45 minutes for traffic as of the time of this posting.

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William P McKechnie

As long as I can remember the border crossing at the Bluewater Bridge has been the scene of delays caused by petty complaints of the CBSA officers. The government should dismiss the lot of them, make sure they'll never work in government services again and start over with new hires who will treat their job as a privilege rather than their God given right to disrupt and cause delays for no good reason at all! I thank God every day that I run Canada only now and don't have to deal with these spoiled brats.

Posted December 13, 2012 11:34 AM

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