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News and bargaining information related to CRA. Visit the national website for more information and the CRA collective agreement.

May 30, 2013 - 9:00am •
In the summer of 2012, our members started hearing rumours that Treasury Board was planning to start paying employees “pay in arrears”. This means that instead of being paid in real time, you would be paid for the two preceding weeks. Eventually, when you leave your employment, you will be paid the final two weeks owing to you. No matter how you look at it, this would create a hardship for our members because in order to implement the new system, the employer is going to have to hold back two weeks of pay.
May 9, 2013 - 2:55pm •
1.  What is an Essential Services Agreement (ESA)? An ESA is a written agreement between the Union and the employer that certain work duties are essential to the safety and security of the public and must continue during a strike.  ESA's are required by the Public Service Labour Relations Act (PSLRA)
April 18, 2013 - 8:16am •
On April 12, 2013, Treasury Board issued a letter to all Heads of Human Resources and Chiefs of Compensation in federal departments and agencies regarding Records of Employment.  The letter states:“… the ROEs should be coded as code G (workforce reduction), when an employee leaves the CPA, under one of the following circumstances:
March 19, 2013 - 12:24pm •
PSAC is calling on the government to recognize that austerity isn't working – Canadians have lost services they need and job cuts are hurting the economy. You can't create jobs and prosperity by cutting jobs and services.
March 18, 2013 - 8:42am •
Sick leave is a negotiated benefitSick leave provisions in collective agreements are a negotiated benefit for public sector workers who get sick; they are not a benefit for those who are healthy. Sick leave ensures workers are well enough to provide quality public services.Any changes to the current sick leave provisions are a matter for negotiations between the PSAC and the federal government
March 4, 2013 - 2:00pm •
PSAC/UTE Bargaining Team spends week in negotiations with CRA.
February 4, 2013 - 9:48am •
PSAC/UTE Bargaining Team continues push for leave improvements, raises issues concerning health and safety and union communication in the workplace.This past week (January 28-31) our Bargaining Team spent four days in talks with CRA.  The parties spent the week in negotiations over a number of issues, including leave provisions, access to the collective agreement and union communication in the workplace.
January 18, 2013 - 1:02pm •
We have had many inquiries from PSAC members about the new Family Day holiday in BC, which is coming up in February. Federal public sector collective agreements provide for 11 designated paid holidays, including a day in the opinion of the employer to be a provincial or civic holiday. Currently the civic holiday recognized by federal government employers is the first Monday in August. This means that federal public sector workers in BC will not be granted Family Day here in BC.Here is an example from the PA Agreement.
October 19, 2012 - 10:42am •
Yesterday the government crammed through Bill C-45, incorporating hundreds of pages of major legislative changes that Canadians have not been consulted on. This government knows it would lose public support if each of these initiatives were opened up to public scrutiny and debate.
September 27, 2012 - 8:57am •
We have presented our package of bargaining proposals to CRA. In presenting our package we made it clear to management that our union is determined to achieve new protections and rights in this round of bargaining, rights and protections that in many areas reflect what has already been agreed to for other unionized workers in the federal public sector.

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