Collective Bargaining

As a separate employer, the CRA is responsible for conducting its own collective bargaining and negotiations for unionized employees and determining compensation levels for non-unionized employees. In this role, the CRA is responsible for collective bargaining and negotiations with the following bargaining agents: the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Union of Taxation Employees (PSAC-UTE) and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada-Audit, Financial and Scientific (PIPSC-AFS group).

The CRA is committed to the principles of openness, transparency, professional integrity and ensuring greater availability of information for all its employees, and the Canadian public concerning collective bargaining.

Regular updates on collective bargaining will be posted as new information becomes available.

Update – CRA and PSAC-UTE

Collective agreement expiry date: October 31, 2016
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation

On October 25, 2016, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Union of Taxation Employees (PSAC-UTE) signed the new collective agreement, which covers all employees represented by the PSAC-UTE for the Program Delivery and Administrative Services Group.

The provisions of the new collective agreement took effect on October 25, 2016, and cover a four-year period, starting November 1, 2012.

The CRA and the PSAC-UTE resumed negotiations on May 3 and 4, 2017, to discuss the "re-opener" provision contained in the current collective agreement. This provision relates to the economic increases effective November 1, 2014, and November 1, 2015.

The CRA offered the PSAC-UTE economic increases in line with the increases negotiated in other current public service settlements. However, the parties failed to reach an agreement. Consequently, this matter will be referred to a third party for final and binding determination in accordance with the Public Service Labour Relations Act.

The CRA will provide more information as it becomes available.

Update - CRA and PIPSC (AFS group)

Collective agreement expiry date: December 21, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada for the Audit, Financial and Scientific (PIPSC-AFS) Group met for a negotiation session from May 9 to 12, 2017.

The CRA and PIPSC-AFS made some progress during this negotiation session. The parties are currently discussing next steps.

The CRA remains committed to negotiate a new collective agreement and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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