PSAC to government: Keep public services stable, head back to the bargaining table

Friday, April 24, 2020

Statement from PSAC National President Chris Aylward: 

Over the last two months of the COVID-19 pandemic, PSAC members have been on the frontlines battling the virus and delivering emergency financial support to millions of Canadians. They continue to provide these critical services, they do so without a new contract, and many have not seen wage increases for up to four years.  

It’s time for the federal government to fix this by heading back to the bargaining table and reaching a settlement for over 140,000 public service workers. 

Update regarding the UTE/PSAC-CRA Public Interest Commission report

Friday, April 17, 2020

Hello Sisters and Brothers,

UTE National has been receiving a lot of questions about the UTE/PSAC-CRA Public Interest Commission (PIC) report.

Therefore, we want to provide you with an update.

As previously mentioned, the report was supposed to be released at the end of March but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is certainly one of the biggest tragedies of our lifetime, every aspect of our lives, both personal and professional, has been drastically turned upside down.

PSAC-UTE files a bad faith bargaining charge against CRA

Monday, March 2, 2020


Our bargaining team was surprised – to say the least - to see the Canada Revenue Agency’s email to all staff regarding our current negotiations two weeks ago. “This desperate attempt by CRA to mislead and influence our members on the eve of the strike vote is completely unacceptable. It is dishonest and disrespectful to our members.” stated Marc Brière, National President of the Union of Taxation Employees. 

CRA rattled by strike vote announcement

Friday, February 14, 2020

Our bargaining team was very surprised – to say the least – to see CRA’s email to all staff today regarding our current negotiations. ( read email )  

After more than four years without a wage increase, the CRA has never made a wage offer to our bargaining team. Not in the Public Interest Commission (PIC) hearings, and not at the negotiation table. There has been absolutely nothing preventing them from doing so, including any outstanding demands from the union – that’s exactly what the bargaining table is for.