First Strike Mandate Vote Set
Monday February 24th at the Sheraton Hotel
Our first strike mandate vote for the Hamilton Local will be held at the Sheraton Hotel (116 King Street West) in downtown Hamilton on Monday February 24th. Please see the information board in the lobby for room location. Voting times are as follows and members can attend any of the sessions:
10am, 11am, 1pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, 5:15pm & 6:15pm
Please note that in accordance with the PSAC Constitution a member of the bargaining team will do a brief presentation before voting. We will also be holding a second date for voting. Details regarding the second date will be announced soon.
The union has been negotiating in good faith for a new collective agreement with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) since June 2018, but CRA management has consistently refused to address our members’ concerns and has instead insisted on a range of concessions.
It has now been more than four years since we last received a wage increase in November 2015, yet the Agency keeps rejecting our wage proposal. Even worse, in all this time, management has not even bothered to respond to us with its own monetary proposal. It’s just not possible to negotiate when the other party doesn’t even care enough to make a counteroffer.
For this reason the union will be looking for a strike mandate from our membership. When a strike vote date is set for our Hamilton local, the information will be posted here on our website as well as on the union boards in the workplace. Keep up to date by also viewing the UTE National Website at http://www.ute-sei.org.
We deserve a fair contract now, and getting a strong strike mandate from our membership is the best way to get it.