PSAC-UTE pushes for worker gains at Public Interest Commission

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The PSAC-UTE bargaining team argued for contract improvements in compensation, remote work and other protections at the Public Interest Commission (PIC) hearing on January 27.

Our team made the case in support of a fair compensation package, protections in the context of access to remote work, new protections for union jobs and new scheduling rights, including years of service protections where there is evening and weekend work. It is time the government and the Agency walk the talk when it comes to work-life balance for workers at CRA.

Virtual Backgrounds

Show your support and solidarity for your bargaining team by downloading our electronic bargaining materials. Use your background during your virtual work meetings to show you are on strike alert.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

CRA virtual townhall meetings: setting the record straight

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Sisters, Brothers and Friends,

During a series of virtual townhall meetings held earlier today, you may have heard the CRA Commissioner say that “the union refused to participate in mediation” or that “they didn’t show up”. He also indicated that the union declared “impasse” in the negotiations. 

I would like to set the record straight and provide you with an accurate account of events.

PSAC-UTE announces strike votes for 35,000 Canada Revenue Agency workers

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Union of Taxation Employees (UTE) are launching nationwide strike votes for more than 35,000 workers at Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) after talks broke down over wages and remote work.

Strike votes will be conducted from January 31 to April 7, 2023. Workers at CRA have been without a contract for more than a year, and the union declared impasse in September.

Register today for PSAC-UTE strike votes

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

When Canadians needed us most during the pandemic, we delivered – processing nearly 30 million Canada Emergency Response Benefit applications and providing historic financial relief to millions of people hardest hit by COVID-19 while most of our members worked from home.

But Canada Revenue Agency has shown a complete lack of respect for workers at the bargaining table by rejecting or ignoring every single one of our proposals on our most important issues, and you deserve better.

CRA Return to Work Protocol

Thursday, December 22, 2022

The letter below was sent to the President of Treasury Board, Mona Fortier, in response to the CRA's return-to-work protocol.

The Honourable Mona Fortier
Member of Parliament
President of the Treasury Board
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON, Canada
K1A 0A6

Honourable Minister Fortier,

Bargaining support at work: know your rights

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Everything PSAC members do in the workplace to show employers we are paying attention to the issues and support our bargaining teams – no matter how big or small – makes a difference as we push for a fair contract. 

PSAC members have the right to promote and build our union in the workplace, and that includes the virtual workspace. Members have the right to be kept informed and take action during non-work time, before or after shifts and during paid and unpaid breaks and lunch periods.  

You have the right to:   

National Day of Action, November 28

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

On Monday, November 28th, PSAC is having a National Day of Action across the country to ramp up the pressure on the President of Treasury Board, Mona Fortier on bargaining.

In her role, Mona Fortier is ultimately responsible for our negotiations with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Treasury Board. So far, she has shown no leadership while you face a rapidly rising cost of living. So, we have a simple question: Where’s Mona?