Although the employer has greatly reduced the number of employees who must work in CRA offices over the past few days, and continues to take steps to increase the number of telework arrangements given the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our members continues to be top of mind.
As the government has moved to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the definition of “critical” services has played a significant role in determining which operations must continue uninterrupted, and by extension which ones must continue being conducted from the workplace rather than home.
Message to the members of the Union of Taxation Employees
Hello Sisters and Brothers,
As you know, the crisis situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic is escalating across the country.
Many of you have expressed your concerns and worries about this situation, particularly those of you who still have to report to any of the Canada Revenue Agency offices to perform your duties.
We fully understand that many of you are concerned about this unprecedented situation and we share the same concerns.
Originally published on the PSAC website: http://psacunion.ca/covid-19-your-rights-work
Please note this page will be updated regularly as we remain in close contact with both employers and members during this health crisis.
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In keeping with recommendations from both local and national health authorities, the union has made the difficult decision to suspend activities that would require a large gathering of members.
Sisters and Brothers,
In response to the recommendations of Local and National health authorities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, I wish to inform you that the Union of Taxation Employees (UTE) has decided to suspend and postpone the following events and travel until further notice: