Refine by MP, party, committee, province, or result type.

Results 1-15 of 184
Sorted by relevance | Sort by date: newest first / oldest first

Finance committee  I'm sorry. I wasn't able to hear the question.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

Finance committee  Regarding the “25 and out” retirement benefits and the ability to retire after 25 years without penalty, I included—along with CIU members and CBSA officers—federal firefighters and fisheries officers, who are in the same situation, unfortunately. We as a group all have to work longer than pretty much all other public safety or law enforcement personnel.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

Finance committee  I think Liam would be in the best position to answer that.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

Finance committee  Not in any specific way, no. We've just seen the overall numbers that you have.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

Finance committee  I think any reduction in private consultants is positive. In terms of where the cuts should be made, again, you need to consult with the people who do the work to know where to make cuts. At our borders, if it is the upper management echelon at CBSA deciding where to make cuts, they would have absolutely no idea whatsoever.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

Finance committee  It could be severe. It's difficult to say, not knowing how many positions, where, and what's going to be cut. As a rule—and my experience is with the CBSA—upper management and middle management continue to grow and bloat while the number of people who work the front line and service Canadians continues to shrink.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

Finance committee  Absolutely. Many of our members, not just in the CBSA but across the federal public service, are doing double or triple duty. Many places are scrambling and are very overstaffed. They're trying to service Canadians and get work done in the manner that Canadians deserve. I take great pride in the work they do under difficult circumstances.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

Finance committee  It is somewhat inexplicable. I don't have a good explanation for it. I don't see the need for it. I don't see why you need to change people's work-life balance and the arrangement they've been working in for years very productively. It's for no reason that we can see.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

Finance committee  I think it will be significantly impacted. Again, this is becoming more common in other industries and in the private sector. The world has changed. How we do work has changed. We have people going into work now—in some cases full time, but for at least three days a week—who spend their whole day on Zoom calls.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

Finance committee  Again, there's been no consultation whatsoever.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

Finance committee  To my knowledge, I'm not sure. Liam, would you know? No, I don't think we've gotten a response yet.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

Finance committee  I think it absolutely has to change. You have to ask the people doing the work how best to do the work. You have to make telework arrangements on an individual basis with every employee. We understand fully that there are jobs you cannot do remotely. You cannot be a border services officer working at a port of entry from home, clearly, but if you are able to do your work from home and you've shown over many years that you can do it effectively and be even more productive, there's absolutely no reason to not enjoy that benefit.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

Finance committee  I think the public can see it. We garnered tremendous support when we went on strike back in 2021. I think everything that has come out.... We discussed how ArriveCAN became a public issue, and with the other things we see happening at the federal public service, like with Phoenix and Canada Life, it's one thing after the next where the consultation is poor to none.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber

Finance committee  I can confirm that we were absolutely not consulted before this came out. We were actually told it was not going to happen.

May 31st, 2024Committee meeting

Mark Weber