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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 95
Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 5:12 p.m. to 7:11 p.m.
Hon. John McKay (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Andrés León, Analyst
House of Commons
• Philip den Ouden, Procedural Clerk
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
• Jennifer Carr, President
• Eva Henshaw, Vice-President
Union of National Defence Employees
• June Winger, National President
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee commenced its study of the contracting of the consulting services and other professional services within the Canadian Armed Forces.

Jennifer Carr and June Winger made statements and, with Eva Henshaw, answered questions.

At 6:12 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:26 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Lindsay Mathyssen gave notice of the following motion:

That, given that 40% of Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) workers are members of a military family; given that the treatment of military families is a matter of national security; given that the CFMWS workers in Kingston, Petawawa, Ottawa, Valcartier, Montreal-St. Jean and Bagotville passed a 94% strike action mandate for fair wages, an equitable pay scale, and good, security jobs; given that these workers have been on strike since January 15th and the employer has refused to return to the negotiation table with a fair offer; and given that the CFMWS have chosen to invest in replacement labour, private security officers and third party negotiation consultants instead of providing a fair offer, the committee express its solidarity with the UNDE’s Non-Public Funds workers on strike and call on the Employer to bargain in good faith.

At 7:11 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Andrew Wilson
Clerk of the committee