CRA Ratification votes to be held May 24 to June 16

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Ratification votes for PSAC-UTE members working at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will begin on May 24 and end June 16 at 12 noon ET.

[Register here]

In order for PSAC-UTE members to receive their new rates of pay, retroactive pay, and lump sum payment, the new agreement must first be ratified. To ensure this ratification process is done as quickly as possible, PSAC will be conducting an expedited ratification process.  

PSAC-UTE ratification kit, including the full text of the agreement, now available

Friday, May 12, 2023

On May 3, the PSAC-UTE bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with Canada Revenue Agency. The bargaining team recommends ratification of the new agreement. 

Download the ratification kit including the full text of the tentative agreement. 

Members will soon be invited to participate in a ratification process. Details will be shared as soon as they are available. 

Update: Strike Pay by PSAC and UTE Top-up Payments

Friday, May 12, 2023

Hello Sisters, Brothers and Friends,

We are still receiving many requests from members and Locals regarding delays in receiving PSAC strike pay at $75 per day and UTE top-up payments at $50 per day.

PSAC has had a few technical issues.  Throughout this week, the PSAC amount of $75/day was processed for the week of April 22-28.  On Monday, they will commence a second run for April 19, 20 and 21 to process the necessary strike pay adjustments.

Strike pay by PSAC and UTE Top-up payments

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Hello Sisters, Brothers and Friends,

We are receiving many requests from members and Locals regarding delays in receiving PSAC strike pay at $75 per day and UTE top-up payments at $50 per day.

We have followed up with the PSAC Finance Department and I would like to provide you with an update on this matter.

PSAC has confirmed that most of our members who participated in the strike and picketed as required received their PSAC strike pay of $75 per day for the days of April 19, 20 and 21. However, some of our members have not yet received strike pay.

PSAC-UTE and CRA Reach a Tentative Agreement

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Sisters, Brothers and Friends,

By now, you should be aware that the Union of Taxation Employees-PSAC (UTE) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reached a tentative agreement late last night after eighteen months of negotiations between the parties. Highlights of the terms of the tentative agreement were provided in communications from UTE in the early hours of this morning.

Tentative agreement reached with Canada Revenue Agency for 35,000 PSAC-UTE members

Thursday, May 4, 2023

After more than a year and a half of bargaining leading to one of the largest strikes in Canadian history, the PSAC-UTE bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement for the more than 35,000 Canada Revenue Agency workers who deliver critical services to Canadians.

PSAC-UTE members held the line for two weeks while the government refused to give CRA a mandate to negotiate a fair contract and treat our members with the respect they deserve.

Government delaying negotiations for 35,000 PSAC-UTE members as strike continues

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

This government insists it cares about workers and building a strong public service. Yet for nearly two years, they’ve stalled and dragged out negotiations for our over 35,000 PSAC-UTE members, and denied us the fair wages and decent working conditions we deserve.  

They forced us to secure an overwhelming strike mandate and take strike action to make any movement at the table.  

Canada Revenue Agency strike continues as negotiations resume

Monday, May 1, 2023

Strike action continues across the country for 35,000 members at Canada Revenue Agency May 1st as negotiations resume with a new mandate from CRA to reach a fair contract. 

Details on picket line locations across the country will be available shortly.  

To date, we have successfully resolved some issues related to hours of work and information to be provided to PSAC so that the union can communicate and engage with the membership more easily and effectively. This is progress that we have realized so far because of the strike.