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BC search and rescue station shut down, Coast Guard regional offices close, DFO's capacity to protect aquatic ecosystems and fisheries further diminished

Ottawa - The Public Service Alliance of Canada has confirmed that 598 of its members are among the 1,072 Department of Fisheries and Oceans workers being told today that they could lose their jobs. It isn't known yet how many of these workers will be laid off or how many positions will be cut.

VANCOUVER, April 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance  of Canada, the largest federal public sector union in the country, says that over 5,000 federal public service workers in 23 Government Departments received notices today saying they could lose their jobs.

VANCOUVER, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada, in conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress, will host a Budget Watch when the federal budget comes down at 1PM on March 29th.

Food Safety Staffing Could Drop to Pre-Maple Leaf Foods Listeriosis Crisis Level

VANCOUVER, - The union representing federal food safety inspectors is warning consumers that significant cuts to the public service expected in next month's budget may reduce the inspection of imported foods to less than two per cent of all products examined by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Consumers will face new and higher risk

VANCOUVER, Aug. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Ottawa plans to dump inspection of dozens of meat plants on the British Columbia government in a move that will expose unwitting BC consumers to heightened risk of eating contaminated meat products, according to the Agriculture Union - PSAC, which represents federal food safety inspectors.

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