UTE members ratify new agreement with Canada Revenue Agency

UTE members ratify new agreement with Canada Revenue Agency

June 16, 2023

Members of the Union of Taxation Employees, a Component of the PSAC, working at the Canada Revenue Agency, have voted overwhelmingly to ratify their new tentative agreement, with 88% of ballots cast in favour of the new contract.
UTE members held strong with other bargaining units of the PSAC during one of the largest national strikes in Canada’s history, securing fair wages that close the gap with inflation, the strongest remote work language in the country, better job security, and safer and more inclusive workplaces. In addition, even when the other bargaining units reached a tentative agreement and returned to work, UTE members remained on the picket lines for three additional days to ensure that we achieved at least the same improvements agreed to at the other tables, and achieved even further improvements on vacation leave, shift premiums and contracting out.
The four-year collective agreement for over 35,000 PSAC-UTE members expires October 31, 2025.

Highlights of the agreement
In the weeks to come, the bargaining agent, PSAC, along with UTE representatives will meet with CRA representatives shortly to sign the new collective agreement. With the exception of monetary provisions, which are retroactive, new contract terms come into effect on the date of signing.
The employer has 180 days from the signing of the contract to implement wage increases, wage adjustments and allowances. If CRA is unable to meet this deadline, additional amounts up to $200 will be payable if the outstanding amount is more than $500 owed.
UTE will update members immediately when the new contract is signed. Please ensure that your local executive has your current contact information.
UTE is extremely proud of you, our members, and sincerely appreciates your loyal support and resilience during this difficult round of bargaining. With your ongoing support, we will continue to strive to achieve further improvements to your terms and conditions of employment and working conditions.
In Solidarity,

  Marc Brière's signature

Marc Brière
National President
Union of Taxation Employees

Adam Jackson's signature

Adam Jackson
2nd National Vice-President
Union of Taxation Employees