PSAC and the Union of Taxation Employees – representing more than 35,000 workers at the Canada Revenue Agency – have declared impasse in negotiations after eight months of negotiations and continued calls for concessions from the agency, including during our latest round of talks August 31 to September 1.
PSAC-UTE members from across the country joined a series of virtual town halls this June to learn about the latest bargaining updates as the union prepares to table its wage offer in July.
“It's really encouraging to see the turnout and interest from our membership,” said UTE National President, Marc Brière. “Our members are our strength, so seeing this level of engagement is promising for the road ahead.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.