DND cuts target 250, change rules

Canada's defence department is looking to not only cut 250 civilian staff members, but also change the rules concerning its term employees, according to the Ottawa Citizen. Documents obtained by the paper suggested that the 250 position cuts would be the part of the first round of a plan to cut at least 2,100 positions during the next three years.

Published: Wednesday, 10/12/2011 12:00 am EDT

Canada's defence department is looking to not only cut 250 civilian staff members, but also change the rules concerning its term employees, according to the Ottawa Citizen. Documents obtained by the paper suggested that the 250 position cuts would be the part of the first round of a plan to cut at least 2,100 positions during the next three years. Meanwhile, as it stands, term employees become full-time employees after three years, but with the rule changes, they would 'no longer be allowed to count their days on the job toward a full-time position.'

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