To: All UNDE Prairie Members,
In October 2020, UNDE and PSAC released a joint report, In the interest of safety and security: The case for ending the privatization of Department of National Defence services. This report kicked off a national campaign, Uncover the Costs.
When governments contract out public sector work to private companies, profits take priority over services, and everyone, except the corporate shareholders, ends up paying the price.
Instead of providing the budget to hire an adequate number of employees, the Department of National Defence skimps on staffing budgets, forcing Base Commanders to contract out while knowing that it will cost more money to provide less service. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent in this shell game, with substantial profits going to private corporations in Canada, and across the globe.
In the meantime, communities across the country, that rely on Canadian Forces bases for employment, are left with minimum wage, precarious jobs instead of decent work that pays a decent wage and allows workers to contribute to their local economies.
Join our webinar for an update on the national campaign, next steps, and what you can do as a PSAC-UNDE member to help end the privatization of DND services.
When: Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00PM CST
The Government of Canada has said that it is committed to ending precarious work, supporting our troops and investing in local communities. Bringing this work back in house will do that.
Term – Secretary
Public Service Alliance of Canada
Suite 460 – 175 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg MB R3C 3R8