Canadian Forces bases across Canada take part in National Day of Action to support striking workers

In a powerful display of solidarity, PSAC-UNDE members united on Thursday for a National Day of Action in support of striking Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services workers.

Our members were stationed at the gates of Canadian Forces locations across the country, discussing the ongoing strike and the issues at stake with individuals as they entered. We also distributed thousands of flyers asking for support of the national CFMWS boycott and our digital letter campaign.

  • Browse the NPF Strike album to see more photos from the National Day of Action.

“The National Day of Action is all about rallying support, raising awareness, and showing the strength of our collective voice,” said June Winger, UNDE national president. “We want to shine a national spotlight on the urgent need for fair wages and respect for CFMWS workers.”

PSAC-UNDE has also launched a nationwide boycott of CFMWS services and programs. We are asking military personnel at bases across Canada, as well as community members around the bases who utilize the same services, to support businesses off-base instead. This will send a clear message that our troops and communities support us in our fight to be treated with dignity.

“The ongoing strike and our call for a boycott serve as critical tools in our fight for dignity and respect,” said Cathy O’Kane, UNDE vice-president, Non-Public Funds. “By choosing where to spend our money, we're sending a clear message to CFMWS that the well-being of workers is non-negotiable.”

For more than two months, over 500 CFMWS workers in Bagotville, Kingston, Montreal–St-Jean, Ottawa, Petawawa, and Valcartier have been striking for fair wages. These workers are essential to the operation of services for Canadian Forces members, veterans, and their families, yet they’re the lowest-paid workers in the federal public service.

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March 22, 2024