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. 

COVID-19: Changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan

Friday, April 3, 2020

Due to COVID-19, PSAC has agreed with the employer to make some temporary amendments to the Public Service Health Care Plan, which will assist members in accessing the services that they need.  

These changes include:

  • Extension of the Emergency Benefit while travelling to 60 days from 40

The following changes will be made up until April 24, 2020:

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.

Annual Leave Requests

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Agreement Between UTE and CRA

Pursuant to clause 34.05(b)(i) of the Collective Agreement between the Canada Revenue Agency and the Public Service Alliance of Canada, in light of the circumstances surrounding the current COVID-19 crisis, the parties agree to extend the period for employees to submit their annual leave requests for the summer period on or before June 30, 2020. Further, the parties agree that the employer will respond to such requests for annual leave within 15 working days after having received such requests.

Postponement and cancellation of upcoming UTE events

Friday, March 27, 2020
Sisters and Brothers,
Over the past few weeks, we all have been adapting to a rapidly changing environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As mentioned in a previous message dated March 13th, I indicated that I would keep you informed of decisions regarding the UTE events scheduled for the year 2020.
I would like to inform you today that at a special meeting of the UTE Executive Council held yesterday via videoconference, Council members unanimously took the following decisions: