National Defence and the Canadian Forces

June 30, 2021
Two recent reports show that the severity of the toxic workplace culture within the Department of National Defence (DND) is still being misunderstood and underestimated by top officials in the department. "The Minister of Defence, and Members of Parliament who sit on the Status of Women Committee, still do not understand the impact of the toxic culture within the department on the lives of thousands of civilian DND workers,” said Union of National Defence President June Winger.  
April 30, 2021
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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.
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.
November 20, 2020
A new report released by PSAC-UNDE documents why contracting out of civilian work by the Department of National Defence (DND) undermines critical employment equity efforts.
November 13, 2020
A growing global body of evidence demonstrates that privatization of public services is not the cost-saving remedy that it is made out to be.