COVID-19

National Public Service Week: Still here for Canada

Monday, June 15, 2020

This National Public Service Week— June 14 to 20—PSAC is celebrating and honouring the critical role of Canada’s federal public service workers. Never have their important contributions been highlighted so starkly than by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

PSAC members—over 140,000 of whom are in the federal public service—have worked tirelessly to support Canadians through this pandemic. 

UTE gives over $120,000 to Food Banks Canada, Red Cross

Monday, May 25, 2020

Sisters and Brothers,

The Union of Taxation Employees (UTE) has a reputation that it cares about the well-being of not only its members, but also of others, especially the most vulnerable in our society. In times of need, UTE has consistently stepped up on behalf of our members and has shown great generosity.

In addition to the crucial role played by its members to help the federal government fund a multitude of services to ensure the well-being of Canadians, our union believes it has an important social role to play in our society.

Deployment of members

Friday, May 15, 2020

Sisters and Brothers,

Yesterday, we issued a message communicating the Union of Taxation Employees’ (UTE’s) position with respect to the employer’s decision to the involuntary deployment of our members occupying Collections Contact Officer positions to perform the duties of Call Centre Agents. Since issuing that communiqué, we have received several queries from members as to why the UTE did not adopt a similar position with respect to our members in the Compliance Programs Branch (CPB).

PSAC members process nearly 4 million CERB applications in first week

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Thousands of PSAC members worked tirelessly following the launch of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) on April 6 to process over 3.8 million applications in the first five days. Deposits for the benefit, which total $2,000 per month for four months, started arriving in laid-off workers’ bank accounts within as little as two days. 

Overwhelming support by UTE members

Friday, April 3, 2020

a red heart in handsHello Sisters and Brothers,

Federal public service employees are stepping forward to help deliver the new benefits like the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) that Canadians are counting on in these very difficult times.

Among those, more than 7,000 employees working at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) have volunteered to help.

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