News

5 July 2024
With the recent election of Shawn Gillis as our AFS Vice-President, the position of Ontario Region AFS Representative becomes vacant on July 1, 2024.  
5 July 2024
Dear colleagues,   On June 8, 2024, our AFS Group held its Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is the supreme governing body of our AFS Group and our AGM delegates represent over 17,000 AFS members working at the CRA from coast to coast.  
17 June 2024
Work to develop and implement a proactive Pay Equity Plan at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has been ongoing, and committee members have been spending multiple days per week with UTE, PSAC, Unrepresented, and employer representatives to complete a Pay Equity Plan.
12 June 2024
  We have verified the results for the elections to positions on the AFS Group Executive. The following candidates were successful:   President  Doug Mason - acclaimed   Vice-President
14 May 2024
The AFS Group Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the Delta Ottawa City Centre (virtual and in-person).  The AFS Group By-Laws provide for ninety-three (93) delegates including the eleven (11) members of the AFS Group Executive.
8 May 2024
There are two (2) vacancies on the AFS Group executive, for President and Vice-President. The successful candidate will take Office on July 1, 2024.  
6 May 2024
I met with CRA Commissioner Bob Hamilton on May 2nd, along with UTE President Marc Brière. While I can’t say that I was surprised by the outcome, it is still disappointing.  
3 April 2024
At the request of the AFS Group Elections Committee as per PIPSC By-Law 17.3.2.1, the PIPSC National Elections committee is conducting the 2024 AFS Group elections to the National AFS Group Executive.
15 December 2023
Work to develop and implement a proactive Pay Equity Plan at the Canada Revenue Agency is well underway, and committee members have been spending multiple days per week with UTE, Unrepresented, and employer
24 November 2023
The AFS Group is pleased to announce that our members have voted to accept the tentative agreement reached with CRA on September 16, 2023.   We anticipate signing our new collective agreement on December 14th, following management completing their ratification process.
10 November 2023
Your AFS Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that on September 16, 2023, we signed a tentative agreement to complete this round of collective bargaining. The Bargaining Team would like to thank all members for their support.
9 November 2023
Dear AFS Members, We are pleased to invite you to attend a national virtual contract information session. You are allowed up to 2 hours of paid leave time to attend this session, if you have not attended a previous one.
9 November 2023
We are pleased to invite you to attend a national contract information session. You are allowed up to 2 hours of paid leave to attend this session if you did not use them on another session.
2 November 2023
On September 16, your AFS Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement with the CRA. We are now able to share more information about the ratification process with you.
5 October 2023
These sessions are only for the Toronto area subgroup members.
5 October 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce that Paul Skinner passed away peacefully on September 2, 2023, at age 68. Paul was surrounded by family including his wife Anna, and daughters Marena and Melanie.  
4 October 2023
We are sad to share that, after a courageous battle against cancer, Joel Reisman passed away peacefully on September 19, 2023, surrounded by immediate family. Joel was a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and brother.  Joel was also a beloved member of our union family. 
19 September 2023
Dear AFS members,  
8 September 2023
The AFS IT Region President election for the BC / Yukon region recently concluded.   The AFS Executive is pleased to announce that Ted Roome has been acclaimed for a three (3) year term.  Election report submitted by: Mary Lycett
24 August 2023
Your AFS Bargaining Team met with the employer July 19 – 21 to continue negotiations to renew our collective agreement. Our next set of bargaining dates are scheduled for September 13 – 15.
19 July 2023
Your AFS Bargaining Team met with the Employer for the seventh time on June 27 to 29 to continue negotiations to renew our collective agreement.
21 June 2023
Your AFS Bargaining Team met with the Employer May 30 to June 1 to continue negotiations to renew our collective agreement. We discussed a number of outstanding issues and agreed on several items including:
13 June 2023
We have verified the results for the elections to positions on the AFS Group Executive. The following candidates were successful:   Prairie/NWT Region AFS Representative Susanna Moretta - acclaimed   Quebec Regional Representative
18 May 2023
In Memoriam – Ian Tait  
16 May 2023
     There are five (5) vacancies for Officers on the AFS Group executive. Successful candidates will take Office on July 1, 2023.  
8 May 2023
Dear AFS members, Your AFS Bargaining Team met with the employer from April 24 to 26 to continue negotiations to renew our collective agreement.
3 May 2023
Dear AFS Members   PSAC has reached a tentative agreement for their striking Treasury Board groups.    Our colleagues at UTE remain on strike as they work to settle their contract.   
26 April 2023
The AFS IT Region President elections recently concluded. The AFS Executive is pleased to announce the following individuals were elected for a three (3) year term: Atlantic - Mike Hefford Quebec - Michel Tobal Ontario - Meghan Urwin
18 April 2023
AUDIT, FINANCIAL AND SCIENTIFIC (AFS) GROUP 2023 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  
27 March 2023
From March 7 – 9, our AFS bargaining team met with the employer to continue negotiations for the renewal of our collective agreement.
20 March 2023
At the request of the AFS Group Elections Committee as per PIPSC By-Law 17.3.2.1, the PIPSC National Elections committee is conducting the 2023 AFS Group elections to the National AFS Group Executive.
7 February 2023
From January 17 to 19, our AFS Bargaining Team met with the employer to continue negotiations for the renewal of our collective agreement.
9 December 2022
From November 29 – December 1, we resumed negotiations with the employer for the renewal of our collective agreement. To make room to focus on the key priorities of our AFS members, we resolved over twenty editorial changes on the morning of our first day.
29 October 2022
Bargaining Demands Served
7 September 2022
Your AFS Bargaining Team served notice to bargain with our employer on August 22nd, four months prior to the December 21st expiry of our collective agreement. This is the earliest date that we are allowed to do so under legislation.