UPDATE: Federal Office Return Mandate: Statement from UVAE National President

Dear members of the Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees,

As you may have heard, the news is now official that the federal government has mandated employees to return to the office three days a week.

It’s very important to mention that we will be meeting with the employer on a regular basis to be part of the plan that Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) will be putting in place, we want to be consulted.  We have our next official meeting of the National Labour-Management Consultation Committee (NLMCC) scheduled in person with the Deputy Minister and VAC senior management on June 18, and this important subject will be the first item on our agenda.

Please see the update from PSAC by following the link https://psacunion.ca/psac-members-furious-over-three-day-person-mandate, PSAC has advised they will be filing an Unfair Labour Practice regarding the employers’ actions. 

As your National President, I want to assure you that I am committed, along with your UVAE National Executive Officers, to ensure 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 whom will forward your concerns to your respective Regional Vice-President (RVP). 

In Solidarity,

Toufic El-Daher

UVAE National President