The Canada Revenue Agency to Begin Mediation with Public Service Alliance of Canada – Union of Taxation Employees in mid-April


March 31, 2023

Ottawa, Ontario

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) values the important role its employees play from across the country in delivering services to Canadians. The CRA respects the collective bargaining process and remains committed to pursuing meaningful negotiations with the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Union of Taxation Employees (PSAC-UTE) with a view to conclude a new collective agreement that is both fair to employees and reasonable for Canadian taxpayers.

Today, the CRA is pleased to announce that the PSAC-UTE and the CRA have agreed to meet to resume negotiations with the goal of reaching a new collective agreement. Talks are scheduled to resume from April 17 to 20, 2023.

Returning to the negotiation table follows the recommendation of the Public Interest Commission report (external link), issued to the parties on February 14, 2023. As stated by the Commission, the CRA is confident that the parties would find many areas of potential compromise and trade-off, requiring honest discussions and concessions by both sides.

The CRA is committed to ongoing and constructive negotiations. However, we recognize and respect that if an agreement is not reached, employees have the right to strike.

In the event of a labour disruption, certain CRA services may be delayed or unavailable. The CRA is committed to being transparent with Canadians about impacts to services, should they happen, and Canadians can consult the Contact Us (external link) page for more details and current wait times.

The CRA is eager to resume negotiations and committed to continuing to bargain in good faith and making every reasonable effort to reach an agreement at the bargaining table that is fair to employees and reasonable for taxpayers.


Media Relations
Canada Revenue Agency

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