Jack Norris is a lock master on the Rideau Canal and the chief steward for his union local. By operating and maintaining a lock station, he prevents flooding and helps protect wildlife.
He says that this round of bargaining is important to all Canadians because “parks support communities.”
Loretta Moar has worked in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba since 1998. She has done everything from taking tickets, removing trees, swinging chainsaws, maintaining trails to cleaning bathrooms. She serves as Assistant Regional Vice-President, Manitoba for UNE.
“Getting a good collective agreement will strengthen public services so that all Canadians can continue to have and experience the public services they deserve.”
Daniel Toutant is the Supervisor and Project Manager at Les Forges-du-Saint-Maurice National Historic Site and La Mauricie National Park in Quebec. He is National Vice President of Human Rights for UNE and special advisor of his local 10269. In his opinion, this round of negotiations will be crucial.
"We must protect our rights, the gains we acquired at earlier stages and our working conditions. We must also explain to the employer that cuts are detrimental to the mental health of employees. »
Jennifer Legue in an accounting clerk based in Cornwall, Ontario and the president of her union local.
“This is our biggest fight against austerity and we need to show our unity, which will translate into strength.”
Daniel Britton currently works on the historic Rideau Canal in asset management. He is serving his second year as President of UCTE Local 00061 and is committed to helping members navigate a unionized workplace.
"This has been a long, tough round of negotiations, but we will achieve a fair and beneficial collective agreement for our members."
Angela Decker is a seasonal Heritage Presenter in gorgeous Gros Morne National Park. She has served for 20 seasons in a variety of roles. She is the Assistant Regional Vice-President, Atlantic for UNE and is PSAC’s National Human Rights Committee Women’s Representative for the Atlantic region.
“In this round we need to fight to maintain the benefits we have already negotiated and fight for the very survival of our union.”
Omar Murray is currently the Special Events Coordinator at the Fort Walsh National Historic Site in Saskatchewan. He started out as a private contractor until he was eventually rolled into the bargaining unit. He has spent 30 seasons working for Parks Canada as a tour bus driver, a guide, and a historic weapons supervisor.
“I believe you can sign a bad agreement quickly, instead you need to be prepared to put in the time and fight for what is good and right for all members.”