Bargaining

PSAC-UTE members: Register now for town halls on CRA bargaining

Thursday, May 19, 2022

PSAC-UTE members working for Canada Revenue Agency are invited to attend virtual town hall meetings to hear the latest bargaining updates and next steps from your bargaining team.

In these town halls, you will hear from members of your national bargaining team who will share insights into the bargaining process and where we go from here.

CRA bargaining: Union pushes back against mandatory evening, weekend work

Friday, February 18, 2022

Hours of work and work-life balance were critical issues for the PSAC-UTE bargaining team during negotiations with Canada Revenue Agency, February 15-17. The team placed a strong emphasis on improved hours of work and remote work options for our members employed by CRA.

Our team has made proposals that would provide for better access to compressed work week options, provide enhanced notice when employees’ hours are changed, and ensure employees’ years of service count when decisions are made concerning evening work.

Bargaining underway with CRA

Friday, January 14, 2022

Our PSAC-UTE bargaining team, representing more than 33,000 PSAC-UTE members working at Canada Revenue Agency who rolled out historic aid to Canadians during the pandemic in record time, have now kicked off bargaining with the employer January 11-13.

The federal government relied on PSAC-UTE members to process over 27 million CERB applications over the past two years that provided financial relief to millions of Canadians hit hardest by COVID-19 – and they delivered. Now, our members should be able to rely on this government for a fair deal at the bargaining table.

PSAC-UTE team sets priorities for CRA bargaining in January

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The PSAC-UTE bargaining team met to review their proposals and discuss priorities in preparation for bargaining with the Canada Revenue Agency. The team will have a complete package ready to present when negotiations begin on January 11, 2022.

Once bargaining begins, PSAC-UTE will share both the union and employer’s full packages of demands.

It’s time to Bargain!

Union News - December 2021

Friends,

As you know, our collective agreement expired on October 31 of this year.  Our National Bargaining Committee reviewed over 300 demands submitted by locals and pared them down to a comprehensive package that will be presented to the employer the week of January 10.  Through the process of preparing the package one thing was crystal clear – this round is about work/life balance.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Bargaining Update - National Committee meets and establishment of the Bargaining Team

Friday, November 5, 2021

Sisters, Brothers and Friends,

The Union of Taxation Employees (UTE) National Bargaining Committee met this week to discuss and prioritize the demands received from our members. The preliminary package of demands will soon be finalized and sent to the PSAC Collective Bargaining Department.

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all members of the committee for their great work.

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