Now that the interim agreement between PSAC/UTE and CRA has been approved by the Governor of the Council and the Governor General of Canada, the parties will sign the new collective agreement on Friday, November 13, 2020. The new collective agreements for the PA, TC and EB groups cover the period 2018-2021, while the new PSAC-UTE collective agreement covers the period 2016-2021. All agreements provide for fair wages, no concessions and improved working conditions. PA Group On July 9, PSAC`s AP negotiating team reached an interim agreement with the Treasury Board of Directors. The negotiating team unanimously recommends ratification of the new agreement. The ratification kit, which contains the full text of the preliminary agreement, is now available for download. Members will soon be invited to participate in an online ratification process. […] We therefore assume that we will be able to sign the new collective agreement in mid-November in the absence of an emergency that would delay the cabinet meeting. The signing of the new collective agreement brings this round of negotiations to an end. We look forward to continuing to work closely with PSAC-UTE and to support the interests of workers and Canadians in future collective bargaining.

The new collective agreement will enter into force on November 13, 2020 and will apply from November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2021 included. From the date of signature, the rating agency has 180 days to implement the provisions of the collective agreement, including retroactive compensation. Details of the collective agreement are available on the PSAC-UTE website. Once we have received confirmation from the rating agency that it has received the Order to the Council, we will inform you of the exact date of signing of the new collective agreement. Our negotiating team unanimously recommends the ratification of the interim agreement. The majority of PSAC members in the Program and Administrative (PA), Technical Services (TC), Education and Library Science (EB) and PSAC-UTE (Canada Revenue Agency) units voted in favour of their respective preliminary agreements. The four units represent nearly 110,000 federal public service employees who have gone beyond Canadians to support Canadians during this pandemic. With a victory for canada Revenue Agency (CRA) members who supported Canadians during this pandemic, PSAC-UTE has reached a preliminary agreement that provides for fair wages, no concessions and improved working conditions. In the coming weeks, PSAC will meet with representatives of the Ministry of Finance and the rating agency to sign the new collective agreements. With the exception of retroactive monetary provisions, new contractual terms come into effect on the day of signing. The cabinet is expected to meet in late October or early November to adopt our agreement. Here is the link to register for one of the information sessions.

Please ensure that you have signed up for the CRA/UTE information meeting, as there are other PSAC components that also ratify their own agreements.