CRA Strike Ends as PSAC Reaches Tentative Deal with Government
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has reached a tentative deal with the federal government for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees. The strike involving 35,000 workers has now ended and they have returned to their jobs today. The deal includes wage increases totaling 12.6 percent over the life of the agreement from 2021-2024, along with other components.
The PSAC shared a statement explaining that a tentative deal has been reached between the union representing the CRA and the government. As part of the deal, employees will get wage increases totaling 12.6 percent over the life of the agreement from 2021-2024, an additional fourth year in the agreement that protects workers from inflation, as well as a pensionable $2,500 one-time payment that amounts to an additional 3.6 percent of salary for the average member.
The CRA also issued a release in which it said that a tentative deal has been struck with the union and both parties have agreed to review virtual work arrangements and also create a panel to advise and convey employee concerns to the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner.