Safety Agency Lays Off More Workers

Press Release
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Government safety agency Transport Canada advise another 157 they may lose their jobs bringing the grand total to 370 employees affected

Amongst those receiving notices today are technical inspectors responsible for marine safety and security, as well as civil aviation airworthiness inspector. 

"We are deeply concerned for the safety of the travelling public.  Once again, inspectors in marine safety and security as well as civil aviation are being chipped away at a time when we both know there are not enough inspectors to do the work," said Christine Collins, National President of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees.

Included in this number is the elimination of communication specialists and various administrative functions and, most notably, all regional Health and Safety Advisors who were recently hired to help bring the department into compliance with federal Health and Safety legislation.

The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees, a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, represents the majority of unionized workers at Transport Canada.
 

 

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