CRA bargaining: Little progress to date

September 14, 2018

Our Bargaining Team reiterated the key concerns of members that need to be addressed in this round of negotiations.

Our PSAC/UTE Bargaining Team met with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on September 11-13 to continue negotiations for a new collective agreement. While some matters were resolved with respect to leave without pay and leave for staffing processes, the CRA spent considerable time focusing on employer proposals.

We again pointed out to the Agency that we are interested in improvements for PSAC/UTE members at CRA, and will not take steps backwards. With respect to our key issues, we again reiterated that the following matters need to be resolved:

  1. Precarious work: CRA has one of the worst track records in the public service when it comes to term and student employment.
  2. Hours of work: Issues have arisen around hours of work, with employees being increasingly scheduled for evening work.
  3. Call centres: Many problems that require resolving within call centres.
  4. Work-life balance: Staffing issues and increased work-life balance.

A copy of our proposals and those of the employer can be found at

We will be tabling wage proposals at a future date, once we have had the opportunity to fully discuss our non-economic proposals and have employer payroll data. We are scheduled to resume negotiations October 23rd. We’ll be sure to provide updates as we progress.

As always, membership solidarity and support are the key to us achieving a fair contract. Together, we can make CRA a better place to work.

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PSAC/UTE members at Canada Revenue Agency 

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