Uncover the Costs: The Case for Ending the Privatization of DND Services
When governments contract out public sector work to private companies, profits take priority over services, and everyone, except the corporate shareholders, ends up paying the price.
Instead of providing the budget to hire an adequate number of employees, the Department of National Defence skimps on staffing budgets, forcing Base Commanders to contract out while knowing that it will cost more money to provide less service. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent in this shell game, with substantial profits going to private corporations in Canada, and across the globe.
In the meantime, communities across the country, that rely on Canadian Forces bases for employment, are left with minimum wage, precarious jobs instead of decent work that pays a decent wage and allows workers to contribute to their local economies.
The Government of Canada has said that it is committed to ending precarious work, supporting our troops and investing in local communities. Bringing this work back in house will do that. Tell DND and the Government to stop paying more to get less.
View the webinar! Uncover the Costs: The Case for Ending the Privatization of DND Services
Learn more about the findings of the report and to discuss next steps of the campaign. Hear directly from June Wagner, National President, UNDE as well as Marianne Hladun, REVP, PSAC-Prairies, Mona Simcoe, UNDE Regional Vice President – Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and Bryan Meakin, UNDE VP Alberta & The North.
To support UNDE members on the campaign please send the Trudeau government a letter through uncoverthecost.ca.
Contact your local Member of Parliament.
On November 12, 2020, all Members of Parliament across the Prairies received information on the Uncover the Costs campaign, including a copy of the report, a recent regional press release, and an introductory letter from Marianne Hladun, REVP, PSAC-Prairies, Mona Simcoe, UNDE Regional Vice President – Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and Bryan Meakin, UNDE VP Alberta & The North.
In addition to sending a letter to the Trudeau government, your union is asking you to call your local MP to ask them what action they are taking to end the privatization of DND services. Your Member of Parliament has a duty to you as a constituent. All members of parliament have a role in ending contracting out.
Call your MP today to book a virtual meeting to discuss the campaign.