Since 1992, National Public Service Week has celebrated the achievements and contributions of Canada’s federal public sector employees.
But this year, with billions of dollars slashed from public services and more cuts on the way, Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) members aren’t exactly in a celebratory mood.
“People feel very disrespected (because) the whole process is not transparent,” said one worker, who wouldn’t give his name.
“Under other governments, like when the Liberals had to cut back, there was transparency. They gave us options. (With) this government, it’s a ‘for me to know and you to find out’ attitude.”