FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2018
PSAC Members Rallied at CFB Greenwood to Protect Local Jobs
GREENWOOD, NS – Members of the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE), a Component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), distributed campaign material to local residents of Greenwood in order to bring awareness to the jobs being contracted out at CFB Greenwood.
Shirley Peck, a cleaner at CFB Greenwood for 9 years, will lose her job on September 28. She expresses her anger at the current situation: ‘I can’t believe they will actually replace me with someone who will do the exact same job, for a lower pay. What am I supposed to do now?’
June Winger, UNDE’s National President echoed the same message: ‘These jobs should be good jobs, in the public service, with workers who provide quality service and continuity to base members. Contracting out cleaning services at Base Greenwood isn’t going to save money, but it will lower the bar for the services we provide to Canada’s military and turn good, middle-class jobs into precarious work. Is this shell game really necessary?’
The Unions launched a campaign to put a halt to the privatization of good public service jobs in Greenwood. A letter-writing campaign has been underway, campaign material was delivered to over 7,200 units in the Greenwood area and radio ads have been airing on the local radio stations. More pressure will be placed on local Members of Parliament and DND top official in order to protect these jobs.
Pictures and videos from today’s event can be downloaded here.
For further information or to pre-schedule interviews:
Sébastien Bezeau, Regional Political Communications Officer, PSAC, (cell) 902.266.8589