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OTTAWA, ON - Veterans and the workers who serve them say Minister Fantino needs to hear what they have to say before going ahead with closures of Veterans Affairs offices in their communities.
CORNER BROOK, NL - Veterans in Corner Brook and across the country are mobilizing to stop the closure of the nine Veterans Affairs offices they rely on for face-to-face services. Supporting them in Corner Brook is a chorus of community members, local organizations, Veterans Affairs Canada workers, unions, and municipal government.
Pressure from bargaining agents and our members has paid off.
Conservative MPs want to weaken unions.
They want to pass a law that will open up our collective agreements.
They want to take out our union security clauses.
You can help veterans stop the closure of the Veterans Affairs offices in their communities. In the lead-up to Remembrance Day and beyond, PSAC members will be working with veterans to organize awareness-raising events in their communities and to urge Members of Parliament to speak out against the decision to close these offices. Find out how you can help.
On Friday September 13th, 74 of the 88 employees at Service Canada’scall centre in Bathurst, NB, learned their hours of work are being reduced to part-time. 26 of the 42 workers in a call centre in St. John’s, NL, got the same bad news. The reason everyone was given for such a drastic reduction? Insufficient funding.
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