Public sector employees in Canada announce the end of their strike

A Canadian union announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to end the strike of an additional 35,000 employees in the public sector, which led to the resumption of remote work for all employees who were calling for higher salaries and working hours.

This negotiating agreement for employees working in the tax service follows the conclusion of another agreement this week for the majority (120,000) of the 155,000 employees who have been on strike since April 19, according to AFP.

After more than a year of negotiations and a two-week strike, workers at the Canada Tax Agency returned to work Thursday morning.

These employees benefit from “a fair and equitable contract of employment that provides for wage increases greater than those offered by the government before the strike or received by other federal unions,” the Canadian Public Service Alliance noted in a statement.

The Canadian Public Service Alliance received a pay increase of 12.6% over the four years for the period 2021-2024.

With regard to remote work, the requests of employees, most of whom are still working virtually since the outbreak of the epidemic, will be evaluated individually.

The end of the strike brings to an end one of the largest social movements in Canadian history that began on April 19.

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