We are pleased to announce that pursuant to ongoing and meaningful consultation between the National Office of the Union of Taxation Employees and CRA at the Headquarters and Regional levels, we have been successful in effecting significant changes in the delivery of the GTA Organizational Model. To this, we have succeeded in persuading the employer into not physically moving employees until 2021, except where employees volunteer to move.
Even then, we have been able to persuade the employer to revisit the issue again before requiring employees to move. During this review, the employer has agreed to examine its requirements in 2021 against the previous relocations and work assignments and to engage in meaningful consultation with affected employees and UTE.
During this review, alternatives such as teleworking, virtual reporting, flexible hours and variable hours, amongst other things, will be examined. We trust that these options will positively affect the balance between the employer’s requirements and our members’ work-life balance. The employer has also agreed that there will be no workforce adjustment and no job losses as a result of this initiative.
We wish to thank the Locals in the Greater Toronto Region and the applicable Regional Vice-Presidents who were instrumental in mobilizing around this issue and bringing it to the attention of the UTE National Office. We especially wish to thank each and every member who became active in this campaign. Without your efforts and support, this campaign would not have been as successful.
We are also pleased with the employer’s response to our efforts to engage in meaningful consultation. This is a prime example of effective union-management relationships and our mutual commitment to renewed consultation.
Union of Taxation Employees