UCTE members are not exempt from the drastic cuts announced by the federal government in last Thursday’s budget.
Based on a review of the budget, UCTE is anticipating the following impact on our public sector members:
- Transport Canada is expected to lose approximately 10.7%. We anticipate this to be slightly more than what was presented in the budget that affects TC directly and that the majority of this will be UCTE members.
- Parks Canada is expected to achieve its efficiencies and savings through the consolidation & streamlining of administrative functions, program management, etc. It is anticipated that Parks Canada will save $29.2 million over the next three years. We know this means losing approximately the same percentage as Transport Canada
- Transportation Safety Board is estimated to achieve savings of $1.3 million within the next three years.
- Canadian Coast Guard saw an investment of $5.2 billion over the next 11 years for fleet renewal (capital funding). It is still not known at this time what operational impacts there will be.
UCTE is still trying to ascertain what this means for all members and have been in arranging several meetings with our Public sector employers. Please visit this site regularly for updates.