Your AFS Negotiation Team requested meeting dates as soon as possible following our last bargaining session held May 9-12. On July 14th, CRA agreed to another bargaining session on September 19-21. We look forward to resuming negotiations with the aim to conclude a collective agreement.
As previously communicated, we are continuing to pursue a Memorandum of Agreement that will commit the Agency to long overdue classification reform. The work of our AFS members is evaluated on a discriminatory decades old classification system. It is time for this to change.
We also continue to demand a fair pay settlement for our AFS members, who have been waiting for three years for a fair raise.
We hope that the employer’s bargaining team has a mandate to finalize negotiations at this upcoming session.
While our goal remains to negotiate a fair collective agreement for all of our AFS members, we have distributed strike manuals to all of our AFS stewards as part of our ongoing mobilization efforts.
Thanks to all our stewards and members for their support.
Your AFS Negotiation Team
AFS Bargaining Status Summary
Survey Members for Bargaining Demands - Completed
Finalization of Bargaining Demands - Completed
Exchange of Bargaining Demands with Employer - Completed
Negotiations to Achieve Tentative Agreement - In Progress
Establishment of National Strike Committee - Completed
Identification of Local Strike Captains - In Progress
Distribution of Strike Manuals to Stewards - Completed
Essential Services Agreement - Completed
Public Interest Commission Report - If Necessary
Membership Strike Vote - If Necessary
Strike Action - If Necessary
Tentative Agreement (TA) - Goal
Bargaining Unit Ratification Vote. - After TA Reached