Tentative agreement reached with 120,000 Treasury Board staff; CRA still on strike
Published May 1, 2023 at 6:39 am
The deadline for filing your income taxes has come and gone but when Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) staff get around to working on it is another story as strike action continues for 35,000 CRA workers nationwide, with contract negotiations ongoing.
Meanwhile, the Public Service Alliance of Canada has reached a tentative contract agreement with the Treasury Board covering more than 120,000 federal government workers across the country.
The national strike is now over for Treasury Board workers, specifically members of the PA, SV, TC and EB bargaining groups, who are required to return to work today (May 1) at 9 a.m. Eastern Time or their next scheduled shift.
Public servants hit picket lines at locations across the country beginning April 19 in what the union said was one of the biggest job actions in Canadian history.
Service disruptions loomed large during the job action, from slowdowns at the border to pauses on new employment insurance, immigration and passport applications.
Initial negotiations on a new collective agreement initially began in June 2021, and the union declared an impasse in May 2022, with both parties filing labour complaints since.
CRA workers are still picketing today at select locations, including 55 Bay Street in Hamilton, 5800 Hurontario Street in Mississauga and Scarborough Town Centre.
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