Environment Canada in ‘complete and utter turmoil’ as feds prepare to slash 776 jobs
Bill Pynn, president of the Union of Environmental Workers, says department reeling as feds poised to cut department by 11 per cent
By JESSICA BRUNO The Hill Times – August 8 2011
OTTAWA—Environment Canada workers are in “complete and utter turmoil” as 776 public servants wait to learn where they will be working, or if they will be working for the government at all in 90 days, says Bill Pynn, national president of the Union of Environmental Workers, which represents 476 of the workers affected.
Federal government job cuts: the story so far
CBC News August 8 2011
The Conservative government has promised to balance the federal budget by 2014 and has asked 68 departments to offer up scenarios for five and 10 per cent reductions to their bottom lines over a three-year period.
With 11 per cent of workforce gone, will department be able to carry out its mandate?
Manitoba Wildlands August 6 2011
Meteorologists, scientists, chemists and engineers are among more than 700 Environment Canada employees on the chopping block as the department launches sweeping cuts.