National Defence

July 11, 2022
In national and international press coverage, words used to describe sexual harassment in Canada’s military include: “crisis,” “scourge,” and “broken.”
June 1, 2022
The external review into Canada’s military released this week highlights the sheer magnitude of systemic violence and harassment which has impacted thousands of workers of the Canadian Armed Forces and PSAC civilian members at the Department of National Defence (DND). 
April 28, 2022
With the Independent External Comprehensive Review of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces expected to be released next month, PSAC and the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE) are expecting that the report and its recommendations will provide yet another urgently needed push towards concrete change and accountability in Canada’s military.
December 1, 2021
Warning – descriptions of sexual and racial harassment may be triggering for some readers One member’s fight to protect her fellow workers and organize survivors to action For years, Kristina MacLean experienced sexual and racial harassment at work. She tried to brush it off, was told to accept it and move on.  
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.