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.
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 Canada.ca.
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:
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.
We are pleased to announce that the Public Service Alliance of Canada - Union of Taxation Employees (PSAC/UTE) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) signed a new collective agreement this morning for approximately 29,000 employees working at CRA and being represented by the PSAC-UTE.
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:
Well, now that the contract is ratified, your question is probably what happens with the next round?
Hello Sisters and Brothers,
We know you are all impatiently waiting to learn when the new collective agreement will finally be signed. Many of you have contacted us regarding this issue.
In a victory for members at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) who have gone above and beyond to support Canadians during this pandemic, PSAC-UTE has reached a tentative agreement that provides fair wages, no concessions and improved working conditions.