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‘Job action only way to get this government to move,’ says union president, as CRA members head to strike votes

By Mike Lapointe      

‘If we have a strike mandate in early April and we’re in tax season and they don’t wake up and smell the coffee … guess what’s going to happen,’ says Union of Taxation Employees president Marc Brière.

PSAC national president Chris Aylward says 'it’s become clear to us that it’s going to take job action for the Trudeau government to stop dragging its feet at the bargaining table.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Job action is the “only way to get this government to move” on contract talks, say union leaders who are gearing up to hold strike votes for 27,500 of its members at the Canada Revenue Agency later this month so that the Liberals “feel the heat” from public servants.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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