GTA Service Modernization

To all AFS members in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA),

As you are aware, the CRA has begun rolling out its GTA Service Modernization initiative across the region.

Although the employer claims that this is not a Workforce Adjustment (WFA) situation, it will have a huge impact on nearly one thousand of our members in the GTA, who are understandably upset at a management decision taken without any input or consultation from their bargaining agent.

Right now we have more questions than answers for our members. Is this a WFA situation, despite the CRA's contention that it is not? How will our members be accommodated for medical or family reasons? These are just some of the critical issues that we are looking into at this time.

Please be assured that we will do everything possible to defend our members rights on this matter in the weeks and months ahead. We will keep you advised of developments as soon as we have more information.

In Solidarity,

Doug Mason
President, AFS Group