FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2017
Unions Denounce Newly Imposed Working Conditions by SERCO at CFB Goose Bay
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, NL – On March 8, members of the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE) local 90125 and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) will hold a press conference in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL to denounce the newly imposed working conditions at CFB Goose Bay, the largest military air base in northeastern North America.
Although SERCO has been the successful bidder since 1998 in ensuring the maintenance and operation requirements of the base infrastructure and airfield at CFB Goose Bay, they recently imposed new working conditions on the employees without any consultation with the union. Such changes include but are not limited to: drastic shift change that negatively impact the health and safety of the employees, wage cuts and lay-offs. John MacLennan, National President of UNDE as well as Chris Aylward, National Executive Vice-President of PSAC, will be unveiling the union’s plan in fighting back these concessions.
Goose Bay, NL
Wednesday, March 8
PSAC Press conference
10:00 am, Hotel North Two
382 Hamilton River Road, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 29 Loring Dr., Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
(near Tenders Lounge)
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UNDE local 90125 represents over 240 members that are employed by SERCO at CFB Goose Bay. These members ensure the maintenance and operation requirements of the base infrastructure and airfield which includes providing engineering services. Such tasks include snow removal, maintenance of all equipment including loaders, snow blowers, plows, hangar doors, computers and telecommunication equipment, maintain the steam, water, sewer and electrical utilities on the base.
Information and interviews:
Sebastien Bezeau, Communications Officer
902-266-8589 | firstname.lastname@example.org