Bargaining Underway with CRA

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Our Bargaining Team makes clear our objectives for this round of negotiations.

Our PSAC/UTE Bargaining Team met with the CRA on June 20th and 21st to commence negotiations for a new collective agreement. Our Team made clear to the agency that, while the union is ready to negotiate in good faith, we are not interested in steps backwards for our members and are looking to achieve improvements in this round of bargaining.  

Our Team indicated to the Agency that our objectives include:

We’re Getting Ready to Bargain

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Our negotiating team is in place. Our first dates are set.

Earlier this year members of the UTE Collective Bargaining Committee reviewed bargaining proposals submitted by locals and members throughout Canada. With the Negotiating Team now in place and dates set for the Negotiating Team to meet with our PSAC Negotiator and finalize our demands, our union proposed dates to commence bargaining in May (next month).

CRA arbitration decision on wage re-opener is released

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The wage dispute between the CRA and the PSAC-UTE has finally been put to an end following a Bindfing Conciliation Board decision reached March 14, 2018.

On January 31st, 2018 our PSAC/UTE Bargaining Team presented our case before the Conciliation Board at the Federal Public Service Labour Relations Board and Employment Board on the wage dispute with the CRA for wage increases for the years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.

Arbitrator Named for our Wage Dispute with CRA

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Parties unable to agree on arbitrator – Labour Board assigns one for our dispute.

In May our PSAC/UTE Bargaining Team met with the CRA to discuss wage increases for 2014 and 2015, consistent with our collective agreement signed last year. Because we were unable to reach an agreement over the two days we therefore proceeded to next step under our contract and the law – to discuss and agree upon an arbitration process.

Signing of contract with CRA set for October 25th

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Now that PSAC/UTE’s agreement with the CRA has been ratified, our settlement is scheduled to receive cabinet approval on October 20. Consequently the parties have agreed to October 25 as the date of signing for our contract.

The date of signing is the date upon which our contract takes effect, and impacts eligibility for the one-time lump sum payment. Also the CRA has a maximum of 150 days from that date to adjust employees’ wages and pay out retroactove payments.

Results of Ratification Votes Announced

Thursday, October 13, 2016

UTE members ratified a new collective agreement with their employer today. This puts an end to a bargaining process that took more than four years.

The union’s negotiating team reached a tentative agreement with the CRA in August. This came after PSAC/UTE members rejected an earlier offer from the employer and demanded fair compensation.

“It has been a long road, but our members finally have a new contract,” said Bob Campbell, National President of the Union of Taxation Employees.

Minutes of the Executive Council

Via Conference call 

Bob Campbell                                          Marc Brière
Madonna Gardiner (by phone)                Jérôme Martel (by phone)
Daniel Camara (by phone)                       Ken Bye (by phone)
Doug Gaetz (by phone)                           Bill Blair (by phone)
Jamie vanSydenborgh (by phone)           Cosimo Crupi (by phone)
Gary Esslinger (by phone)                       Greg Krokosh (by phone)
Wayne Little (by phone)                           Dale Robinson, Regional Offices Branch

Monday, August 22, 2016