Former Ontario Premier Mike Harris said amalgamation would decrease the cost and size of government. But, you don't make things bigger to reduce their size and cost, do you?
David J. Climenhaga
Surely what’s good for the civil service gander ought also to be good for the first-ministerial goose!
Canada Post announced a series of changes which included cutting staff, phasing out door-to-door mail delivery to urban residents, and a new pricing system, among others.
The private sector and Harper government are salivating at the prospect of getting their hands on the public post office network because of the money they could make with it.
If the Conservatives really want Canadians to have good, secure jobs, we need more social investments not more public service cuts.
Expect the Harper government to use 2014, the pre-election year, to try and befuddle the opposition parties, and make strategic gains by attacking public service workers.
Our union, along with concerned Canadians in communities across the country, has been working hard to save services and protect jobs.
The government is threatening to back away from upholding national health-care standards, improving drug coverage and home/community care, and ensuring stable and adequate funding for health care.
Although federal public servants have always had a limited right to freedom of expression, certain employees have been subjected to increasingly strict policies which govern their behaviour.
PSAC National President Robyn Benson speaks about the 'We are all affected' campaign and what union members can do to make the public aware of the consequences of Conservative government cutbacks.