Friday, May 5, 2023
Please find below excerpts taken from a news article published by the CBC News.
A second strike of federal public servants is over after a tentative deal was reached between the Canada Revenue Agency and more than 35,000 Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) members.
In separate Thursday morning news releases, the agency and PSAC's Union of Taxation Employees (UTE) said the four-year deal sends workers back to their jobs by 11:30 a.m. ET Thursday.
UTE workers, like about 120,000 other PSAC workers across about 30 government departments and agencies, went on strike April 19. They had all been without a deal since 2021.
Like the tentative deal announced Monday for the larger group, the headlines of the CRA deal are a compounded wage increase of 12.6 per cent over four years, according to the union, and a one-time pensionable payment of $2,500.
Both sides wrote Thursday that the tentative agreement addresses the union's key priorities, listed by the union as remote work, contracted work, working hours and seniority.
The deal lasts until October 2025, PSAC said, and needs to be ratified.
The CRA said while announcing the tentative deal that it "has already taken measures to resume its normal operations and to fully restore services that were affected."
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