February 24, 2024

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Transition at UNI: Exhausted employees, three branches temporarily closed | Change to UNI financial contribution

Transition at UNI: Exhausted employees, three branches temporarily closed |  Change to UNI financial contribution

UNI Financial Cooperation’s new CEO, Camille Theriault, is trying to rebuild bridges with depleted teams. He admits some employees are at their wits’ end after several tumultuous weeks.

Camille Theriault took the reins of UNI Financial Cooperation earlier this week after the board fired Robert Moreau.

New as soon as his appointment was announced CIO He firmly stated what had been whispered behind the scenes for some time.

Pierre-Marcel Desjardins, Chairman of the UNI Board of Directors, and Camille Theriault, the new CEO of the Acadian institution he has already led for 12 years.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Pascal Raiche-Nogue

Some of our employees are tired, he admitted bluntly. He stressed that the organization should take care of its staff.

On Thursday, UNI sent all of its members a transcript of Camille Theriault’s remarks, in which he spoke of his empathy for employees.

I felt their pain and the difficulties they faced in meeting the needs of the members. But I also felt their determination to be a part of UNIHe \ he said.

Three branches are temporarily closed

UNI staff fatigue affecting operations. On Friday, the Cap-Pele, Saint-Leonard and Beresford branches did not open their doors.

Members of these communities have to go elsewhere in the network to access counter services. In at least one closed branch – in Cap-Pele – an ATM is still in service and available.

On its website, UNI indicates these are temporary closures Uncontrollable circumstances.

In a brief telephone interview, Friday morning, Camille Theriault confirmed to Radio-Canada that Acadie is dealing with a staffing shortage.

Some employees are on their day off and others are on sick leave. Along with this, some were given time to breathe.

Radio-Canada recently contacted dozens of employees to get their testimony. So far they prefer not to comment.

A man is looking into the lens

Robert Morey, former president and CEO of UNI Financial Cooperation (Archives).

Photo: Radio-Canada

As for Robert Morey, he has kept a low profile since he was fired by the UNI Board of Directors.

I have dedicated my energies to UNI and I care deeply about the credit union movement in New Brunswick and always will. As UNI takes its next step, I wish them and the employees and former colleagues much success.He said in a written statement sent to Radio-Canada Acadie.

With information from Karin Godin

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