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. 

Report of the Health and Safety Committee

Doug Gaetz

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has brought us into uncharted waters, the National H&S committee has been working very closely with the CRA national OSH office dealing with all issues related to the pandemic since the beginning of this crisis.

A daily conference call has taken place starting March 17, 2020 to present, with myself and my technical advisor, Mathieu Juneau, and David Walsh, Assistant Director, CRA National OSH Office, dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic and the related issues from this pandemic.

Monday, June 8, 2020

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).

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