PIPSC CRA Tentative Agreement: What You Need to Know
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) have recently reached a tentative agreement after several months of negotiations. The agreement will impact over 17,000 CRA employees, including tax auditors, call center agents, and other professionals.
Here`s what you need to know about the PIPSC CRA tentative agreement:
1. Pay Increases
The agreement includes pay increases of 2% in each of the four years covered by the agreement. These increases will be retroactive to December 2018.
2. Sick Leave
The agreement maintains the existing sick leave provisions in the collective agreement. Employees will continue to accumulate sick leave credits at a rate of 15 days per year.
3. Work-Life Balance
The tentative agreement includes new provisions to improve work-life balance for CRA employees. For example, employees will have more control over their schedules and the ability to work from home when possible.
4. Mental Health
The agreement includes new provisions to support the mental health of CRA employees. This includes additional resources for mental health support and a new commitment to promote mental health and reduce stigma within the workplace.
5. Job Security
The agreement includes job security provisions, including improved job security for term employees and the creation of a new process to address the issue of precarious work.
6. Enhanced Benefits
The tentative agreement includes enhanced benefits for CRA employees, including improvements to parental leave benefits and a new benefit for employees who are victims of domestic violence.
The tentative agreement still needs to be ratified by PIPSC members and approved by the Treasury Board. If approved, the agreement will be in effect until December 31, 2022.
Overall, the PIPSC CRA tentative agreement includes a number of important improvements for CRA employees, including pay increases, improved work-life balance, and enhanced benefits. Stay tuned for updates on the ratification and approval process.