Federal Cuts Update - Apr. 11

This week is a very dark one for many PSAC members across the country.

Thousands of members received notices from their departments advising them that they are "affected employees", or worse, under the WFA. In some cases members were advised that the section or organization that they are working for is shutting it's doors.

During this difficult time, it’s critical that we get information to members as quickly as possible. So we will be hosting a telephone town hall for Prairies members next week to allow members to ask questions about the WFA process and discuss the next steps. All PSAC Prairies members that we have information for will be called and have the opportunity to participate. If you want to ensure you are on the list, please contact your regional office and provide your updated contact information.

I will keep you posted on the escalating impact of the cuts as other departments and agencies advise us of their plans to cut services and jobs. But I also ask that you keep me informed of the cuts that have been announced in your workplaces and how this will affect you and your co-workers. You can send me updates via e-mail.

As the PSAC Prairie Regional Vice-President, I am committed to helping each and every affected member through the difficult choices that you will face in as little as 120 days under the WFA. If there is anything I can do to assist you during this time, please let me know. You can e-mail me or call me anytime at (204) 956-4625.

In Solidarity,

Robyn Benson
Regional Executive Vice-President
Public Service Alliance of Canada, Prairies

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