OTTAWA, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - Dangerous contracting out of positions vital to
physical and technical security at one of the country's most important
defence installations, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE),
means Canada's national security is at risk.
Public sector workers won't stay silent and let it happen. A new hard
hitting radio ad, launched by the Public Service Alliance of Canada
(PSAC) and its component the Union of National Defence Employees
(UNDE), started playing across Canada today.
This national radio advertising campaign comes after months of quiet
government meetings, conversations with senior leadership at CSE and
lobbying by retired CSE officers.
"When retired CSE employees are speaking out, I would have thought the
government would have listened. They didn't listen and now we are
working to ensure they know Canadians care about our national
security," said John MacLennan, UNDE National President.
The radio campaign will be heard across the country on News Talk
stations in both French and English.
"This is a truly national campaign. We want to sound the alarm that
contracting out positions doesn't make financial sense - and in this
case it's even more troubling because of the extremely sensitive nature
of the work at CSE," said John Gordon, National President of the PSAC.
The campaign website Securityforsale.ca is supported by an innovative Google and Facebook ad campaign that has
already successfully alerted the highest government leaders about the
briefing note, FAQ and, most importantly, the video testimonials of
current and retired workers from CSE.
The campaign will feature several ads over the next three weeks; to
download the first set of ads visit:
To download the radio ad:
For further information:
Office of John MacLennan, UNDE National President, (613) 594-4505 ext. 13
Ariel Troster, PSAC Communications, 613-292-8363