MOOSE JAW – Today, it is with a heavy heart that the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) – Prairies bid farewell to Aramark workers at CFB Moose Jaw 15 Wing and thank them for their longstanding service to the base and community.
“Thank you cannot quite encapsulate how truly grateful and appreciative we are to this exceptional group of workers,” said Mona Simcoe, Vice President Manitoba/Saskatchewan of the UNDE, ‘Over the years, these workers took great pride in their work, as evidenced in the exceptional level of service they delivered to their workplace and the broader community.’
The affected employees have been working for Aramark and part of the community for upwards of twenty years. For decades, they have worked with integrity and quiet confidence to ensure the very best level of service to the facilities they worked in. The exodus of knowledge and expertise will undoubtedly hurt the community moving forward.
‘It is important to recognise these skilled workers ensured the environment was always clean and sanitized, allowing the Canadian Armed Forces to remain mission ready, before and throughout the pandemic,’ said June Winger, National President of the UNDE. ‘They were an essential part of the National Defence team at CFB Moose Jaw 15 Wing for more than twenty years and will be missed immensely.’
To demonstrate appreciation of the long-service workers UNDE and PSAC Prairies have arranged a card signing table for those on base to write farewell messages to the departing colleagues.
‘With great sadness, we bid farewell to this outstanding group of hardworking workers,” said Marianne Hladun, Regional Executive Vice-President of the PSAC Prairies, ‘I want to express our gratitude and thanks to these incredible workers who have gone above and beyond to provide unparalleled service.’