As you know, we’ve been in negotiations with the federal government for the past two weeks to try and reach a fair deal for our members.
While we’ve made some progress at each of our four bargaining tables over the weekend, we’re still too far apart on several key issues, including wages that keep up with the cost of living, job security and remote work language. There are also still several outstanding table-specific issues to address.
We know you deserve fair wages and decent working conditions. That’s why we’re committed to remaining at the table for our 120,000 Treasury Board members this week, and today, negotiations resume for 35,000 members at the Canada Revenue Agency.
We understand you’re frustrated that while negotiations drag on, you continue to fall behind. We’ve already been at the table for nearly two years, and you can’t wait any longer.
That’s why we’re setting a clock on negotiations. If there is no deal reached by 9 p.m. tomorrow, April 18, we will launch a national general strike beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, April 19 for all our 155,000 PSAC members working for both CRA and Treasury Board.
Over the coming days, you’ll continue to receive more information to help you prepare for potential strike action, including how you’ll receive strike pay and how you can join a picket line.
And later today, we will be launching a picket line finder tool allowing you to use your postal code to find a picket line near you.
Check out the frequently asked questions page for everything you need to know about the strike, including information about strike pay, essential workers, and more. If you haven’t already, you can also complete our online strike preparation course any time to prepare you for strike action.
This is a truly historic moment – together, we will show this government what PSAC members can do when they work together.
Public Service Alliance of Canada National President