Parks Canada hit by latest federal job cuts – The North: 65 staff

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Another 3,872 public servants were told they may lose their jobs today as the government released the next round of notices to 10 departments and agencies.


The affected workers include people at national historic sites and national parks, the union said in a press release. Parks Canada’s website shows 42 national parks, 167 department-administered national historic sites and four national marine conservation areas in the country.

Staff across the country are getting affected notices.

British Columbia: 106 staff.

Prairies: 299 staff.

The North: 65 staff.

Ontario: 396 staff.

National Capital Region (Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.): 115 staff.

Quebec: 300 staff.

The Atlantic: 408 staff.

PSAC’s national president says the cuts have been quick and merciless, putting people out of work and cutting services that Canadians rely on.

“The impact of these cuts will be felt in small communities across the country,” John Gordon said.


Statistics Canada, Corrections also hit

Just over 900 workers at Human Resources and Development Canada, which handles a range of employment and labour programs, could lose their jobs. More than two-thirds of those who got notices are in the National Capital Region. And more than 270 workers at Statistics Canada were told they may lose their jobs, Gordon announced.

“These cuts mean less capacity to complete the survey that other departments, businesses and communities rely on to inform policy making.”

Library and Archives Canada has sent notices to 235 PSAC members, intending to cut 105 positions, Gordon said.

Other departments affected:

Correctional Services Canada is eliminating the inmate grievance process, sending notices to 17 rights and redress workers in regional offices.The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade sent notices to 43 PSAC members in administrative, communications and analysis positions.Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development issued notices to 490 PSAC members but shared little information on what services will be affected, nor the number and location of the positions that will be eliminated, the union said.The Department of Justice handed notices to 35 PSAC members, 30 of whom work in the Aboriginal Affairs portfolio and were declared surplus.Transport Canada sent notices to 180 PSAC members in marine security, boating safety, airport security oversight, and maintenance workers for Transport Canada’s fleet of planes.

So far, 11,957 PSAC members in 40 federal government departments and agencies have received affected notices. PSAC is one of Canada’s biggest unions.

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