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.
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.
Public Service Alliance of Canada-Agriculture Union members working for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have ratified a new collective agreement in a series of votes held over the last two months across the country.
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.
CFIA ratification vote: Let your voice be heard!
Thank you to all CFIA members who have embarked on the e-vote process and cast their vote. If you have not yet participated in an information session please continue reading below.
It's a simple two-step process!
PSAC is holding 2 in-person and 2 on-line webinar meetings for CFIA members in B.C. All of the latest CFIA bargaining and ratification information can be found at the national website.
The electronic vote will open on January 22, 2018 and close on February 22, 2018 at 12 noon EST. Note: members can attend scheduled meetings and webinars prior to January 22 but will not be able to cast a ballot until the 22nd.
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.
PSAC has scheduled training for pay advocates, normally local officers or stewards, that have been assisting members with Phoenix issues. This training will provide information and training on tools specifically for assisting those with pay issues. It will also provide information on our key objectives in pressuring the government to address and resolve Phoenix. Objectives of the 1-day course include