Contracting out

May 6, 2021
The pandemic has shown that lean approaches to staffing, contracting out, or using precarious workers leave Canadians vulnerable in times of emergency. PSAC has recommended that the government’s plans for a recovery from the pandemic include appropriate funding for public sector workers to deliver the programs needed to bridge Canada’s social and economic gaps and build a stronger and more resilient Canada.  
April 30, 2021
PSAC-UCTE members who work for Transport Canada have critical responsibilities to ensure the safety of Canadians as people and goods move across the country, on land, at sea, and in the air.  Our members take pride in their work, making sure that transportation safety standards are met. We are therefore very concerned that Transport Canada plans on contracting out some of this important work. This will include privatizing the testing required to license commercial pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers.
April 15, 2021
The federal government must show they have learned the most important lesson of this pandemic in their 2021 budget – it is time to make real, lasting, and systemic change that will improve the lives of workers.  
March 29, 2021
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has silently decided it will outsource roughly 130 jobs to a third-party contractor to answer general questions about the emergency benefits available to Canadians.  
March 25, 2021
The Department of National Defence (DND) recently announced the retendering of the contract for facilities management services at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Goose Bay to Serco, a private sector contractor. While continuity is preferable over a different company, the new contract will cut approximately 30 jobs.
March 11, 2021
This month, PSAC participated in a Government of Canada consultation on changes to the Code of Conduct for Procurement.  
February 26, 2021
In our submission to the Ministry of Finance’s consultation on the 2021 Budget, the Public Service Alliance of Canada made recommendations that the Government of Canada put in place programs and investments that will ensure that Canadians come out of the pandemic with a brighter, more secure future.
February 8, 2021
The Canada Revenue Agency will be hiring up to 2,000 new call centre agents to help Canadians file their tax return in an unprecedented year that saw millions of taxpayers rely on the Canada Emergency Benefits during the pandemic. 
December 3, 2020
Today, retired Canadian Forces Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie, affirmed his opposition to privatization of services at the Department of National Defence. He supports the recommendations contained in the report In the interest of safety and security: The case for ending the privatization of Department of National Defence services. Leslie served as Chief of the Land Staff/Army Commander for four years at the height of the latest Afghan War.
November 27, 2020
Canada-wide, PSAC members are responding to the findings of the Uncover the Costs report and taking action against the contracting out of public service jobs on Canadian military bases.

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