Parks Canada hit hard as nearly 4,000 public-sector workers receive job notices
Parks Canada has been hit especially hard in the latest round of federal public service cuts announced Monday, with the department receiving nearly half of the 4,000 notices of affected and surplus jobs, according to the largest union of federal public servants.
The Public Service Alliance of Canada said 3,872 of its members in 10 federal departments received notices saying they could lose their jobs.
They will join 11,957 members in 40 federal government departments and agencies who received job notices since the March federal budget when the government announced it would cut 19,200 public service jobs over three years in a bid to save $5.2 billion per year…
‘Thousands’ stand to be ‘affected’ by 3rd wave notices
Union bosses are warning that “thousands” of public service sector employees will be receiving notices advising them that their jobs will be “affected” as a result of the government’s spending cuts this week, just as members of one of Canada’s largest unions meet for a national convention in Ottawa beginning Sunday.
Speaking to CBC News from the Ottawa Convention Centre, Larry Rousseau, the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s regional executive vice president representing the National Capital Region, said the union was advised that “thousands” of work force adjustment (WFA) notices would be going out to public service employees beginning Monday.
The impact of those notices will be “considerable,” according to the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE), which represents approximately 14,000 economists, statisticians, analysts, research assistants, translators, interpreters, terminologists and social science services workers.
In an interview from Quebec City with CBC News on Sunday, CAPE president Claude Poirier said he is bracing for “anywhere from 4,000 to 6,000 employees” to receive WFA notices at Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada alone…
- Public sector workers brace for 3rd wave of notices (cbc.ca)
- Canadian public servants facing third wave of layoffs (calgaryherald.com)
- Statistics Canada Economists | A substantial number of layoffs (jobmarketmonitor.com)