In national and international press coverage, words used to describe sexual harassment in Canada’s military include: “crisis,” “scourge,” and “broken.”
National Defence and the Canadian Forces
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 15, 2021
PSAC and UNDE are optimistic the government will make a genuine, concerted effort to right the wrongs of decades of sexual harassment, abuse and workplace harassment at the Department of National Defence and in Canada’s military following a public apology by Minister of National Defence Anita Anand December 13.
October 28, 2021
Prime Minister Trudeau has named his new cabinet, responsible for carrying out the new government’s election promises.Their decisions will impact all PSAC members, particularly those employed in the federal public service.
October 24, 2021
Current and former employees of the Department of National Defence (DND), staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces (NPF), and current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who were affected by sexual misconduct in the military workplace have only one month left, until November 24 to submit a claim as part of the CAF-DND sexual misconduct class action settlement. Sexual misconduct is defined as:
October 1, 2021
Current and former employees of the Department of National Defence (DND), staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces (NPF), and current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) who were affected by sexual misconduct in the military workplace have until November 24 to submit a claim as part of the CAF-DND sexual misconduct class action settlement.
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.
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