Public service engagement on decline

Unions say cuts to blame for workers’ woes highlighted in survey
By Liz Foster
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/23/2015

Employee engagement and empowerment are on the decline, according to the federal government's 2014 Public Service Employee Survey. Fewer public service workers said they liked their job or got a sense of satisfaction from their work than in the past two surveys, conducted in 2011 and 2008.

Additionally, 66 per cent of the thousands of employees surveyed said they believed they had the support they needed to provide a high level of service — a decrease from 75 per cent in 2011.