PSAC/UTE members working for the Canada Revenue Agency ratified a new collective agreement with their employer today. This puts an end to a bargaining process that took more than four years.
The union’s negotiating team reached a tentative agreement with the CRA in August. This came after PSAC/UTE members rejected an earlier offer from the employer and demanded fair compensation.
“It has been a long road, but our members finally have a new contract,” said Bob Campbell, National President of the Union of Taxation Employees.
The agreement includes a minimum of 5.75% total increases to rates of pay, retroactive from 2012 to 2015. It also provides for various leave improvements and enhances protection against job losses due to contracting out.
“Our members at the CRA stood strong over the last four years,” said Robyn Benson, National President of PSAC. “As a result of this solidarity, their new contract recognizes the valuable public services they provide to all Canadians.”