Name tags don't endanger border officers, gov't says

Blue Water Bridge in Sarnia, Ont. (QMI AGENCY/File Photo)

Blue Water Bridge in Sarnia, Ont. (QMI AGENCY/File Photo)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:53 AM ET

SARNIA, Ont. — Canadian border officers at the Blue Water Bridge in Sarnia, Ont., are back on the job after a two-day protest over a new rule that requires them to wear name tags.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada labour programs ruled in several cases that name tags don't put the border officers' safety at risk. More rulings are expected.

Border officers also returned to work with their name tags at Windsor, Ont's Ambassador Bridge, which connects with Detroit.

Border officers walked off the job Tuesday night, leaving managers to deal with lineups at both bridges.

“The CBSA wishes to thank all travellers and commercial stakeholders for their understanding and patience while the work refusals were underway,” CBSA said in a statement. “We also wish to thank our officers and managers who worked tirelessly, and long hours, in order to maintain border services.”


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