The employees’ pay grids are completely inconsistent across bases. For example, an administrative assistant in Valcartier is paid 40 per cent less than someone in the exact same job in Ottawa.
They also get paid less than the core federal public service for the same jobs. For example, a first cook is paid around $14 an hour at Valcartier, but a first cook in a DND kitchen working for Treasury Board is paid $19 an hour. That’s a 30 per cent difference.