June 3, 2013
Employer refuses to agree to protections that have been agreed to by other federal employers.
May 9, 2013
PSAC-UTE members across the country organized on April 30 to speak out against cuts to services and to support the bargaining team
April 24, 2013
Questions and answers about essential services for federal public service bargaining units.
April 23, 2013
This past week (April 15th through 18th) our Bargaining Team spent four days in negotiations with CRA. The parties spent much of the time discussing issues related to hours of work and scheduling.
March 25, 2013
The Conservative government is facing mounting questions over its budget arithmetic and how it will increase efforts to combat tax evasion while cutting more than $250 million from the Canada Revenue Agency over the next few years.
March 4, 2013
This past week, our bargaining team spent four days in talks with CRA. As well, Treasury Board President Tony Clement announced $98 million in reduced spending for CRA in the coming fiscal year.
February 4, 2013
PSAC/UTE Bargaining Team continues push for leave improvements, raises issues concerning health and safety and union communication in the workplace.
December 20, 2012
The parties spent the week in negotiations over a number of issues, including leave provisions, access to the collective agreement and union communication in the workplace.
November 30, 2012
We denounced cuts by CRA and the federal government and indicated that we are determined in this round of bargaining to achieve a contract that protects our jobs and the services that we provide.
October 29, 2012
This week our Team received confirmation from CRA that they are prepared to meet and bargain the week of January 28th. Consequently we have 3 weeks scheduled for CRA bargaining: the weeks of November 26th, December 17th and January 28th.
October 25, 2012
UTE is very disappointed that one of the changes in the Harper government's latest omnibus legislation would compromise the independence of the Canada Revenue Agency. The change, in Division 24 of Part four would make CRA get Treasury Board approval for its negotiating mandate as well as requiring the employer to consult Treasury Board on other issues. "This move to put the CRA back under the thumb of Treasury Board makes no sense" said UTE president Robert Campbell in a bulletin posted to the UTE website.
October 4, 2012
The last two rounds of negotiations with the CRA brought several important improvements to our collective agreement and marked a historic new approach to bargaining.
October 1st, 2012
Our Bargaining Team spent last week (September 24th through 28th) in talks with CRA as we kicked off contract negotiations.
September 26, 2012
We have presented our package of bargaining proposals to CRA.
September 25, 2012
Our Team met in Ottawa today to finalize our package of demands in anticipation of meeting with CRA this week.
August 29, 2012
Parties to exchange proposals and begin the bargaining process the last week of September.
July 12, 2012
On July 3, PSAC started the process of negotiating a new collective agreement with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
July 11, 2012
CRA and the PSAC signed an Essential Services Agreement in January 2011.