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.

In solidarity,

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