Federal Office Return Mandate: Statement from UVAE National President

Dear members of the Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees,

As you may have heard, rumors are circulating about a possible mandate from the federal government for employees to return to the office three days a week. The UVAE National Office fully understands that such rumors cause concern across the membership.  

It is very important to mention that as of today, no official communication or directive has been issued by the federal government regarding a change in its current return-to-work policy. Any decision in this regard would have to be made through a consultative process, taking into account the contingencies and concerns of everyone, especially employees. 

Policies that have a direct impact on your working conditions must be developed in collaboration and consultation with bargaining agents.

As your National President, I want to assure you that I am committed, along with your UVAE National Executive Officers, to ensuring that the voice of UVAE members is heard loud and clear in all discussions concerning your workers’ rights. Your concerns, priorities and preferences will be at the forefront of our discussions with the employer and the PSAC.

If you have any questions or require clarification, please do not hesitate to contact your local executive.

In Solidarity,

Toufic El-Daher

UVAE National President