Update on challenges to the CRA's Mandatory Vaccination Policy

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Sisters, Brothers and Friends,

In mid-November 2021, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) issued guidelines to Components in dealing with grievances from members related to the employer’s mandatory vaccination policy. At the outset, these guidelines were considered confidential to the Components and not to be shared widely.

COVID-19 vaccine requirement for CRA employees

Tuesday, November 9, 2021


Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends,

As you are aware, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) released its policy on COVID-19 vaccine requirements for all Agency employees via a message from the Commissioner dated November 8, 2021. Before the issuance of this message, the National Office of the Union of Taxation Employees (UTE) was provided with a draft copy of the policy.  We requested to be consulted and we were invited to a consultation meeting on October 22, 2021 to discuss the draft policy.

Public service workers shouldn’t be disciplined over vaccination requirements

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

This week, national political party leaders have made concerning statements about disciplining or terminating federal public service workers who choose not to be vaccinated as part of the government’s vaccine mandate proposal.

PSAC supports vaccination requirements for federal workers to ensure the safety of our members in their workplaces, and to protect our communities, but using discipline and termination to enforce them is unacceptable.

PSAC statement on vaccination requirements for federal public service workers

Monday, August 16, 2021

On August 13, the federal government announced it will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all federal public service workers by early fall.

The government also expects that Crown corporations and other federally regulated employers will require vaccinations for their employees by the end of October.

As Canada enters a fourth wave of the pandemic, it’s more important than ever for Canadians to do everything they can to protect each other and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.