Christine worked for the Canada Revenue Agency in the Hamilton Call Centre from January 2009 until January 2013 at which time she left for family reasons. She returned to the Hamilton Call Centre in January 2015 until May 2018 when she accepted a position in the Legislative Policy and Regulatory Affairs division as a CPP/EI Rulings Officer.
Christine’s interest in workers’ rights goes back many years to when she was a graduate student at York University in Toronto. She became active in the Canadian Union of Educational Workers and participated in two strikes, both of which resulted in positive gains for members including guaranteed funding and access to a group health plan. Since joining the CRA Christine has actively participated in union activities such as plant gates and attending the annual general meetings. She became a shop steward in February 2018 and received grievance training in November 2018.