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.

Management reaffirms concessions and rejects contract improvements

Thursday, January 23, 2020

On January 20, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) management presented its bargaining proposals at a Public Interest Commission (PIC) hearing, reaffirming its push for regressive changes to the collective agreement and its rejection of union proposals. Moreover, the CRA once again failed to present its own wage proposal, even while rejecting the union’s proposal.

Mourning 3 years without a contract

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Black ribbon with UTE logo symbol of mourning 3 years without a contract

Today, October 31, 2019 marks 3 years since YOUR contract expired.

In order to mark this unfortunate anniversary, we are providing our members with a solidarity pin to wear to send a clear message to the CRA that we are all very frustrated with the way the negotiations are going so far and that our patience has reached its limit.

Bargaining update - Summer 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Sisters and Brothers,

I hope your summer is going well and you are able to enjoy some time with friends and family.

We have received official notice from the Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board that our hearing dates for the Public Interest Commission (PIC) have been set for January 6th and 20th, 2020.  This is really the same timeline as the other tables that are heading to the PIC.  While we are disappointed with the incredibly long timelines throughout this process the dates are set.