The Rainbow Bridge border crossing in Niagara Falls.
Credits: MIKE DIBATTISTA/NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW/QMI AGENCY
Customs and Immigration Union national president Jean-Pierre Fortin told reporters almost 1,400 job cuts to border staff "will put the national security at risk."
In all, 1,026 members of the Canada Border Services Agency got letters notifying them their positions will be eliminated in the next three years, Fortin said in a media briefing at the union's Ottawa head office.
Another 325 front-line jobs will also be axed.
Fortin said the members who got letters include all of the roughly 10 intelligence officers who are specially trained to target child pornographers.