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.

CRA Bargaining: PSAC and UTE table wage proposals; Agency fails to respond to member concerns

Friday, December 7, 2018

The PSAC/UTE bargaining team met with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on December 3-6 to continue negotiations for a new collective agreement. While there was considerable discussion on several matters of concern to our members, Agency representatives did not respond with meaningful counterproposals. 

Union wage proposal

Update on Bargaining - National Day of Mobilization

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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Today, I would like to give you an update on a topic that is particularly close to your heart, namely your contract, your collective agreement!

Our bargaining team will resume talks with CRA’s team from December 3rd to 6th, 2018.

As you can imagine from our latest messages, negotiations are not going as quickly and smoothly as we would like. In fact, negotiations are hardly making any progress! This situation is totally unacceptable!

CRA bargaining: Little progress to date

Friday, September 14, 2018

Our Bargaining Team reiterated the key concerns of members that need to be addressed in this round of negotiations.

Our PSAC/UTE Bargaining Team met with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on September 11-13 to continue negotiations for a new collective agreement. While some matters were resolved with respect to leave without pay and leave for staffing processes, the CRA spent considerable time focusing on employer proposals.