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  • Office Closures | Union of Veterans Employees
    and relies on services of the local office in Sydney N S They case officers know what our trigger points are We can talk to them in a nice civil manner and explain our problems to them We know that they are there to hear it and they are there to help us not like a telephone said Mr Clarke who was diagnosed with PTSD in 2004 and has been working with the same case officer for years Mr Clarke explained the triggers If we were to run into somebody who is offensive that s a trigger point Sarcasm that s a trigger point To mention something about our experience overseas a trigger point They know these things he said adding that if the Sydney N S office closed he will have to travel for hours to get in person service Terry Collins 46 another veteran suffering from PTSD said that after reading Mr Fantino s letter he thinks Mr Fantino does not understand the severity of PTSD at all Is he Minister Fantino for real First of all you have to know PTSD what PTSD is and what it does to a person before you can implement programs such as this He obviously does not know what PTSD is or how it affects people said Mr Collins who served in the Army for about 22 years and is suffering from PTSD because of his work in Afghanistan He now uses the services of Veterans Affairs office in Sydney N S When PTSD is rearing its ugly head to us we don t have the patience we don t have the willpower to stay on a phone or a computer and keep going with requests from that device if you know what I mean I challenge Mr Fantino to follow a vet who has PTSD through some of these suggestions that he s making here to some of these programs and see how long that vet would put up with this John Yeo a retired physician assistant in the medical corps told The Hill Times in a phone interview that for challenges like PTSD in person help is always more useful Doing it over the phone it s like a mail order One on one is better for both sides for client and the interviewer said Mr Yeo who retired as a warrant officer after 32 years of service lives in Prince Edward Island and uses the services of Veterans Affairs Charlottetown office In an email to The Hill Times Joshua Zanin director of communications to Mr Fantino echoed his boss s comments Our government is dedicated to ensuring veterans and their families have the support they need when and where they need it To that end services are now being offered conveniently to veterans at 600 Service Canada offices in every region of the country In addition we ve improved services to veterans by increasing the number of case workers in the regions where veterans need them most wrote

    Original URL path: http://www.uvae-seac.ca/en/node/125 (2015-04-05)
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  • Media coverage of VAC cuts | Union of Veterans Employees
    push our veterans into a corner he said via the webcast We ve done enough fighting said Lamore who teared up as he read a poem that is recited at military funerals and ends with the words we will remember them My question to you said Lamore will you remember the veterans The closure of the local office has left John Kennedy feeling that veterans are being treated unfairly I just feel that we need the human aspect of speaking to somebody instead of on the phone It s not the personalized feeling that some of us need he said Waiting for this and waiting for that I just hate to see the local office close The closure of the Thunder Bay Veterans Affairs office is slated for February I can t see it doing anybody any good said Jim Heald They are so short of staff up there that they don t know whether they are coming or going It s hard enough for people to get service already and closing the local office I have no idea how people are going to manage said Heald The sessions Thursday were hosted by the Public Service Alliance of Canada whose members jobs are threatened iPolitics ca Government betraying veterans with cuts to service offices union By Michelle Zilio Oct 3 2013 3 17 pm 0 Comments Veteran Terry Collins answers a question during a press conference held by veterans and PSAC members in Ottawa on Thursday Oct 3 2013 to protest the closure of Veteran s Affairs offices iPolitics Matthew Usherwood The Union of Veterans Affairs employees launched a campaign Thursday to halt the closure of Veterans Affairs district offices across Canada The union said the government is betraying veterans in its plan to close Veterans Affairs district offices in Corner Brook Charlottetown Sydney Windsor Thunder Bay Brandon Saskatoon Kelowna and Prince George by the end of February 2014 According to the union the Prince George district office has already closed Veterans Affairs confirmed the closures Thursday The department said that while the Charlottetown office is closing an access centre will remain open for veterans The Veterans Affairs case managers in those offices who are also members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada PSAC provide crucial services to veterans including home visits for veterans who can t easily leave their homes walking veterans through paperwork and providing resources psychiatric and medical care for traumatized war vets Three members of the union and five veterans who rely on Veterans Affairs services spoke out against the closures at a panel in Ottawa Thursday where they launched the We Are All Affected campaign The campaign also will feature a public service announcement video This government is betraying veterans said PSAC National President Robyn Benson Thursday Our veterans deserve better These offices should not be closed The union said the closures are a result of drastic cuts to Veterans Affairs staff and services in the 2012 budget More than 784 Veterans Affairs jobs

    Original URL path: http://www.uvae-seac.ca/en/media-coverage-vac-cuts (2015-04-05)
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  • La couverture médiatique des coupes ACC | Syndicat des employé-e-s des Anciens combattants
    Accueil La couverture médiatique des coupes ACC La couverture médiatique des coupes ACC Soumis par admin le ven 10 04 2013 14 44 Des vétérans accusent le gouvernement de trahison Le Droit Appui aux services régionaux pour les anciens combattants Radio Canada Veterans gather in Ottawa to protest district office closures CTV Atlantic Veterans oppose closure of Windsor Veterans Affairs office CTV Windsor Veterans union launches national campaign to stop district office closures CTV National Veterans civil servants press Ottawa to keep offices open Globe and Mail Veterans union to protest closure of local offices Ottawa Citizen Postmedia Cape Breton veterans battle office closure Cape Breton Post Veterans campaign to keep district offices open CBC PEI YouTube Video Reacts to Veterans Affairs Closures VOCM Newfoundland Here and Now CBC NL CPAC Prime Time Politics Watch this page video s not up yet but it s coming Veterans appeal for services Offices already short staffed closures will add to grief they say Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal see below Beef up pensions benefits for Canada s injured veterans Editorial Toronto Star doesn t mention newser but says the right things about veterans Julian Fantino Our commitment to Canadian veterans National Post miraculously serves up an op ed from Veterans Affairs minister Julian Fantino on the same day while avoiding all coverage of our event though they did earlier publish this Veterans union launches national campaign to stop district office closures The Loop repeats CTV news story Government betraying veterans with cuts to service offices union iPolitics paywalled reproduced below Veterans Affairs office closures CBC Power and Politics watch to find out if Ron actually does propose to Rosemary Barton on air NTV Evening News 32 minute mark Veterans Affairs In Danger Blackburn News Windsor Ontario CBC Opposition motion to halt cuts at

    Original URL path: http://www.uvae-seac.ca/fr/node/42 (2015-04-05)
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  • MORE CUTS TO VETERANS SERVICES ANNOUNCED TODAY | Union of Veterans Employees
    06 20 2013 14 16 Veterans Affairs has announced more jobs cuts today which will again reduce services to veterans who have already felt the impact of severe cuts to the department since the 2012 budget Veterans Affairs told PSAC that they advising 297 employees across Canada that their jobs will be affected and in total 224 positions will be cut 210 PSAC members in the department received notices today that their positions are either affected or surplus The majority of those 153 are in Charlottetown PEI This latest announcement affects employees who deliver a variety of important services to veterans and their families Meanwhile the government signed a 318 million dollar contract with a private for profit company to deliver some of those services Many veterans are losing access to front line face to face service from public service workers and instead are being told to phone a toll free number or use a computer at a Service Canada office The reduction of front line staff at Veterans Affairs is being made on the backs of their clients the veterans the heroes of our nation the men and women who have sacrificed their health and lives for the safety

    Original URL path: http://www.uvae-seac.ca/en/node/112 (2015-04-05)
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  • Cape Bretoners protest Veterans Affairs cuts | Union of Veterans Employees
    8282 Home Cape Bretoners protest Veterans Affairs cuts Cape Bretoners protest Veterans Affairs cuts Submitted by howarda on Tue 05 14 2013 11 52 The Public Service Alliance of Canada rally joined veterans with other public sector unions to demand that the office remain open with the 14 people it employs Link http www capebretonpost com News Local 2013 05 13 article 3246756 Cape Media centre UVAE in the news

    Original URL path: http://www.uvae-seac.ca/en/node/110 (2015-04-05)
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  • Veterans march to save office | Union of Veterans Employees
    Veterans march to save office Veterans march to save office Submitted by howarda on Tue 05 14 2013 11 47 SYDNEY Veterans marched in front of the office they ve come to rely on once more sending a message to the federal Conservatives their needs shouldn t be shuffled to another government department Link http www capebretonpost com News Local 2013 05 13 article 3247125 Vete Media centre UVAE in

    Original URL path: http://www.uvae-seac.ca/en/node/109 (2015-04-05)
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  • Federal government pledges to hire more injured vets | Union of Veterans Employees
    pledges to hire more injured vets Federal government pledges to hire more injured vets Veterans Affairs Canada is set to expand a program designed to give injured veterans priority hiring in the public service after jobs dried up due to federal cuts CBC News has learned Full story http www cbc ca news politics story 2013 04 27 pol veterans affairs to expand program for hiring injured veterans html Media

    Original URL path: http://www.uvae-seac.ca/en/node/107 (2015-04-05)
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  • Sainte-Anne's Hospital Transfer | Union of Veterans Employees
    Gilmour Street Suite 703 Ottawa ON K2P 0P2 Phone 613 560 5460 Fax 613 237 8282 Home Sainte Anne s Hospital Transfer Sainte Anne s Hospital Transfer Submitted by howarda on Tue 04 09 2013 15 59 Demonstraton held at Ste Anne s Hospital on Saturday April 6 2013 Media centre UVAE in the news Forms National Executive Officer Expense Form 30 Family Care Expense Claim Family Care Expense Receipt

    Original URL path: http://www.uvae-seac.ca/en/node/97 (2015-04-05)
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