Letter to locals: contracting out rehabilitation services

To: UVAE Locals For many years, services to Canada’s veterans and their families have been eroded and reduced. This has happened through underfunding and inaction by governments of various political stripes. Now growing privatization and contracting out have steadily diminished these services and the work of PSAC/UVAE members has been transferred to the for-profit sector. …

Veteran’s Affairs Canada internal survey: employees are worried about the impact on veterans and staff

Internal documents obtained by the Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees under an access to information request show that employees are worried about the new $560 million dollar Rehab Contract and the impact on the Veterans they serve. “While the Minister is silent and the Department is claiming that everything is great, employees are sounding the …

UVAE Response to VAC Public Statements

Veterans Affairs says UVAE response: “One national contract for all vital services “will cut the administrative burden on case managers, allowing them to spend more time with their veteran clients and less time on the paperwork.” They are removing the core of CM duties that gives them meaningful contact with their Veterans and maintaining the …