Ongoing Bargaining Demand Process

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Sisters and Brothers,

Believe it or not, our contract is going to expire soon. It sounds crazy, but we can’t argue with the calendar.

As in past rounds, we have what we refer to as an ongoing demand process.  Basically, we collect demands at any point during the year and any point of the contract, to be considered for the following round of talks.

Unfair Labour Practice Complaint

Thursday, January 14, 2021

As you may recall, during the last round of collective bargaining, the employer, in some offices, directed Local Union representatives to remove from bulletin boards our Bargaining Update to members dated May 10, 2019. The reasons cited by the employer for refusing to allow the update to be posted were that the update was not in compliance with the provisions of the collective agreement, it contained false and inaccurate statements and that it was adverse to the CRA’s interests.

CLAUSE 10.02 - Members' Copy of the Collective Agreement

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

As you are likely aware, a new collective agreement was negotiated with the Canada Revenue Agency.  The new agreement was signed on November 13, 2020, and covers the period from November 1, 2016, to October 31, 2021, inclusively.  

The new collective agreement is now available electronically on the UTE’s website.  It is also available through the employer at InfoZone and

Update: Implementation of the collective agreement

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Here’s good news for our members. The CRA provided us with an update earlier today regarding the implementation of our new collective agreement signed on November 13, 2020.

We are happy to confirm that the CRA plans to pay eligible employees the non-pensionable lump sum amount of $400 on the pay of December 23, 2020. The November 1, 2020 salary rate will also be updated on the pay of December 23, 2020.

In addition, Public Services Procurement Canada has tentatively scheduled (may be subject to change) the following payments:

Interpretation and Implementation of new Clause 60.01 of the Collective Agreement

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Sisters and Brothers,

You may have received by now or been made aware of a message that was sent by the employer to its Call Centre managers concerning the implementation of the newly negotiated clause 60.01 of the collective agreement that reads as follows:

60.01 Employees working in call centres shall be provided five (5) consecutive minutes not on a call for each hour not interrupted by a regular break or meal period.

Signing of the new collective agreement on November 13th

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Now that the tentative agreement between PSAC/UTE and CRA has been approved by the Governor in Council and the Governor General of Canada, the parties will be signing  the new collective agreement on Friday, November 13, 2020.

The date of signing is the date on which our contract takes effect.  Everyone in the bargaining unit on that date is eligible to receive the one-time lump sum payment in the amount of $400.00. 

CRA has 180 days from the date of signing the new collective agreement to: