FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2013
MP for Labrador
The Voices of Labradorians Heard Loud and Clear by Serco and DND
This past week, the office of Yvonne Jones, MP for Labrador, was notified that the weather monitoring station for 5-Wing Goose Bay would experience a significant reduction in staff. Serco Management Facilities Inc. informed the union that four of the six current personnel would be laid off and that the weather services would be downscaled from 24/7 operation to a Monday- Friday operation. Ms. Jones contacted the Site Manager for Serco and made it clear, this decision was not in the best interest of Labradorians.
“I believe the decision could have had drastic effects on flight operations including search and rescue and other medical emergencies that would require up to the minute weather reports. I am very pleased to report that as of Friday August 23, the decision to lay off the workers has been reversed and the weather monitoring services will continue operating on a 24/7 basis.”
Ms. Jones is very happy with the decision to reverse the lay-offs and believes that the voices of Labradorians were heard loud and clear.
“When we speak together as one voice, we do indeed have the collective strength to move forward and create positive changes. I applaud all entities and organizations, and individuals who voiced their concerns and lobbied for the workers and indeed the interests of all of Labrador”
Goose Bay Office