Letter From Doug Mason to Scott Brison

Sent April 16, 2016

Subject: Union of Taxation Employees and Canada Revenue Agency Negotiations

Good morning Minister Brison,

I am the Chair of the Bargaining Team for the Audit Financial and Scientific Group (AFS) of the Professional Institute of the Public Service (PIPSC) that is currently in negotiations with the Canada Revenue Agency for a new collective agreement. I am also the National President of the AFS Group.

However, this communication is not about my group’s bargaining. Our CRA colleagues represented by the Union of Taxation Employees (UTE) have been working without a collective agreement since November 1, 2012. This is an unacceptable situation.

As a show of support for my colleagues at UTE, I urge the Treasury Board and CRA to come to the bargaining table on April 25-27 with a fair offer and finalize a collective agreement with UTE.


Doug Mason
President, AFS Group / Président du groupe VFS