CRA Rates of Pay – PSAC and PIPSC Pay Rates in Canada as of Now. Earlier this year, a groundbreaking agreement was reached between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) for PSAC-UTE members of the CRA.
CRA Rates of Pay – PSAC and PIPSC Pay Rates in Canada as of Now
The acceptance of this agreement on June 16, 2023, marked the resolution of a 12-day CRA strike initiated on April 19. Approximately 150,000 PSAC members actively participated in this strike, leading to negotiations that resulted in significant changes to the rates of pay for employees.
Implementation Timeline of New Rates of Pay
The agreement stipulated that the CRA had 180 days to implement negotiated terms, which included new rates of pay and compensation increases for the employees. While non-monetary items of the agreement took effect immediately, monetary items, including compensation increases, are scheduled to be implemented within the 180-day window.
In the event of a failure to implement the new rates of pay within the specified timeframe, the CRA would be liable to pay a lump sum of $200 for amounts exceeding $500 owed. The majority of members voted in favor of the agreement, leading to its ratification and subsequent implementation.
PSAC-UTE Negotiations: A Closer Look at Wage Increases
The negotiation team of PSAC-UTE secured an impressive 12.6% compounded increase in wages over the period of 2021–2025. This agreement also included an additional year, protecting employees from inflation and offering a pensionable one-time lump sum payment of $2,500. The agreement’s duration spans from November 1, 2021, to October 31, 2025.
Breakdown of Wage Increases and Additional Benefits
The increases in general economic wages are as follows:
- Nov 1, 2021: 1.5%
- Nov 1, 2022: 3.5% + 1.25% wage adjustment
- Nov 1, 2023: 3% + 0.5%
- Nov 1, 2024: 2% + 0.25% wage adjustment
Shift premiums also saw an increase from $2.25 per hour to $2.5 per hour. Vacation leave for the negotiation unit employees was adjusted to four weeks after seven years of employment, down from the previous eight years.
A Harmonious Employment Relationship: The Core of the Agreement
The overarching goal of this agreement was to maintain a harmonious relationship between employers and employees, covering various terms such as hours of work, pay rates, and employee benefits.
For detailed information, including the new pay rates for employees, individuals are encouraged to visit the official websites of PSAC and the Canadian Government.
CRA Rates of PIPSC Pay: An Ongoing Negotiation
As of now, the CRA and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) have tentatively agreed upon terms for 16,000 CRA employees under the PIPSC-AFS Group. However, the agreement awaits ratification through a voting process scheduled from November 10, 2023, to November 24, 2023.
If ratified, the agreement, set to expire on December 21, 2026, will bring about various changes, including rate of pay increases and a four-year agreement. The rates of pay adjustments are as follows:
- Dec 22, 2022: 3.5% + 1.25% wage adjustment
- Dec 22, 2023: 3% + 0.5% line adjustment
- Dec 22, 2024: 2% + 0.25% wage adjustment
- Dec 22, 2025: 2%
Ensuring Accurate Voting and Transparent Processes
All regular members are expected to receive instructions and voting keys for the electronic voting process. In case of non-receipt by November 15, members are advised to contact the appropriate officials to rectify the issue.
For additional details regarding the PIPSC agreement, including the terms and new rates of pay, individuals are directed to consult the PIPSC official website.
The ongoing developments in CRA rates of pay reflect the dynamic nature of negotiations and agreements between government entities and public service unions, shaping the landscape of employment in Canada. Stay informed to navigate these changes effectively.
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