FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7,2017
Unions Denounce Newly Imposed Working Conditions by SERCO at
CFB Goose Bay
HAPPYVALLEY-GOOSEBAY,NL– On March 8,members of the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE) local 90125 and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)will hold a press conference in Happy Valley-Goose Bay,NL to denounce the newly imposed working conditions at CFB Goose Bay, the largest military air base in northeastern North America.
Although SERCO has been the successful bidder since 1998 in ensuring the maintenance and operation requirements of the base infrastructure and airfield at CFB Goose Bay, they recently imposed new working conditions on the employees without any consultation with the union. Such changes include but are not limited to: drastic shift change that negatively impact the health and safety of the employees,wage cuts and layoffs.
John MacLennan,National President of UNDE as well as Chris Aylward, National Executive Vice-President of PSAC,will be unveiling the union’s plan in fighting back these concessions.
Goose Bay,NL Wednesday,March8
PSAC Press conference
10:00 am,Hotel North Two
382 Hamilton River Road,Happy Valley-Goose Bay,NL
11:30 am – 12:30 pm,29 Loring Dr.,Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL (nearTenders Lounge)
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UNDElocal90125 representsover240 members thatare employed bySERCOatCFB Goose Bay.These membersensure themaintenance and operation requirementsof the base infrastructure and airfieldwhichincludesprovidingengineering services.Such tasksincludesnowremoval,maintenance ofallequipment including loaders,snow blowers,plows,hangardoors,computersand telecommunicationequipment,maintain the steam,water,sewerand electricalutilitieson the base.
Sebastien Bezeau,Communications Officer
902-266-8589 | email@example.com