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Situation ‘changing hourly’ as feds, unions, public service contend with COVID-19 work-from-home confusion

By Mike Lapointe      

'The government of Canada will be as flexible as possible and will not only allow, but encourage teleworking whenever and wherever possible,' says Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos.

President of the Treasury Board Jean-Yves Duclos is pictured at the National Press Theatre for a press conference on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 16. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

With calls from the prime minister for Canadians to stay at home in the face of COVID-19, union leaders say they are aware of some concerns being raised by federal public servants regarding confusing messaging from some government departments around telework conditions, and that they’re raising issues with the Treasury Board as they come up.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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