Union demands permanent hires to solve backlog in veterans’ benefit applications

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian PressTue Sep 29 2020, 12:11:31 OTTAWA — The union representing employees at Veterans Affairs Canada says the department should hire more permanent staff to deal with the backlog of veterans waiting for services and benefits. Union president Virginia Vaillancourt said temporary hires will not fix long-standing problems. “Veterans are not […]