Canada Revenue Agency responds to Public Service Alliance of Canada–Union of Taxation  Employees strike vote


April 7, 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.

A majority of PSAC-UTE members who exercised their right to vote voted to give their union a strike mandate. This means they will be in a legal strike position, starting April 14, 2023. While our priority is reaching a deal at the bargaining table, we recognize the right of employees to engage in strike activities.

As we announced in our March 31, 2023 statement, the CRA and the PSAC-UTE agreed to meet to resume negotiations with the goal of reaching a new collective agreement, from April 17 to 20, 2023. We are confident that the parties will find many areas of potential compromise and trade-off, through honest discussions and concessions by both sides, during the upcoming negotiations.

The CRA is committed to being transparent with Canadians about impacts to services, should they happen, and Canadians can consult the Contact Us page for more details and current wait times.

The CRA is committed to doing everything it can to resolve this labour dispute, to resume negotiations and to continue to bargain in good faith and make every reasonable effort to reach an agreement at the bargaining table that is both fair to employees and reasonable for taxpayers.


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