Talks with the CRA continue, members show solidarity

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

PSAC/UTE spent yesterday in contract talks with the Canada Revenue Agency and discussions are ongoing.

Special thanks to the thousands of PSAC-UTE members who participated in workplace demonstrations and creative actions across the country yesterday. It was an incredible show of solidarity for our bargaining team.

We’ll be sure to update as things progress.

CRA bargaining: parties agree to go back to the table

Monday, July 4, 2016

The PSAC/UTE bargaining team and the CRA have agreed to return to the bargaining table August 8-11 to resume negotiations.‎

Over the coming days and weeks, UTE and PSAC leadership will be discussing potential activities in support of  achieving a fair contract the week of August 8th. ‎

Union leadership will continue to prepare for potential action to be taken should an agreement not be reached by August 11th. 

For more information, speak with your UTE local president or PSAC Regional Office.

In Solidarity,

Negotiations - Message from the National President

Monday, July 4, 2016

The UTE/PSAC bargaining team has secured dates to return to the table with CRA for August 8th to 11th, to try and negotiate a fair contract. This is what standing up and returning a strike mandate has done for the members. We will need to show Management over the coming weeks that we support the team by taking actions and putting up signs of support in the offices. We are hopeful that we can come to an agreement, but we will continue to prepare for strike actions should negotiations fail to achieve an agreement.

PSAC thanks members at CRA for their support

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sisters and Brothers,

We would like to thank UTE/PSAC members at CRA for your support in pushing for a fair collective agreement.

On Friday June 24, UTE President Bob Campbell met with Acting Commissioner, John Ossowski, to discuss the results of the vote on the proposed memorandum of settlement. He has committed to reach out to Treasury Board and the Minister of Revenue and respond with more information regarding their position as soon as possible.

Members of UTE have voted to reject the contract offer from the CRA

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The members of UTE have voted to reject the contract offer from the CRA. The members have spoken and stated that they are not willing to accept less than what others have received and are not willing to give up their right to bargain on their own behalf. The member turnout for the vote was very high. In fact, we believe it was one of the highest in our history. This speaks volumes to the engagement of the membership in their collective agreement.

Minutes of the Executive Council

Via Conference call

Bob Campbell                                           Marc Brière
Madonna Gardiner (by phone)                 Denis Lalancette (by phone)
Daniel Camara (by phone)                       Brad Feraday (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)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In regards to the message from CRA

Thursday, May 12, 2016

In regards to the message from CRA.

By now, you would have likely seen the message from the Commissioner of the CRA concerning the Memorandum of Settlement with respect to your collective agreement. Once again, the Commissioner has used the CRA email system to disseminate selective information on our bargaining to all employees. This is the second time in the last year that the employer has done this in an attempt to manipulate the bargaining process.