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News and bargaining information related to CRA. Visit the national website for more information and the CRA collective agreement.

April 17, 2018 - 12:28pm •
A Quebec judge has ruled that the grievance process available to unionized employees in the federal public service is well equipped to deal with the fallout of Phoenix pay problems. The judge certified a class action lawsuit against the Government of Canada for two groups of employees that don’t have access to the existing process: casuals and students.
April 11, 2018 - 12:34pm •
Two surveys conducted by the Canadian government and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), respectively, confirm that federal public service workers have suffered a number of significant hardships that should be remedied through damages.
April 6, 2018 - 3:02pm •
As many as one in three PSAC members affected by Phoenix have incurred out-of-pocket expenses. When the Phoenix nightmare began, one of the first things PSAC did was secure a claims process for expenses incurred because of inaccurate pay. We encourage our members to claim these expenses.
March 23, 2018 - 10:03am •
PSAC and our members are frustrated with the government’s failure to follow through on its commitment to delay recoveries of overpayments and emergency pay until federal public service workers have had all their pay problems resolved.
March 21, 2018 - 1:58pm •
Now that tax filing season is in full swing, PSAC wants to remind its members in the federal public service about some important information regarding Phoenix-related tax implications. 
March 12, 2018 - 12:05pm •
In response to pressure from PSAC, the federal government has finally agreed to halt recoveries of overpayments, emergency salary advances (ESA) and priority payments until employees’ pay files have been cleared of all outstanding transactions.
March 5, 2018 - 12:22pm •
PSAC members and allies took action February 28 to mark the second anniversary of the disastrous Phoenix pay system. By all accounts the day was a huge success, here is a wrap up of the activities that took place and links to the media coverage.
February 19, 2018 - 9:12am •
As the second anniversary of the launch of the Phoenix pay system approaches, 17 unions representing over 225,000 federal public service workers have sent a joint letter of demands to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The unions are asking the Prime Minister to deliver a plan to work with federal government employees to rebuild a payroll system that will pay them accurately and on time – every time.
February 8, 2018 - 12:13pm •
The Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board has declared that the federal government has violated its obligations under the law by failing to meet the implementation deadline for the PA, SV, TC and EB collective agreements.
January 18, 2018 - 10:27am •
Hello fellow PSAC members, I met with Randall Garrison, Member of Parliament for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke, on January 16th. Randall has committed to assisting PSAC members in his riding to the best of his abilities on the Phoenix issue. He has committed to working with me as the PSAC Vancouver Island Coordinator. In order to help raise public awareness and support, Randall would like to have examples of the Phoenix pay issues that his constituents have been experiencing.

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