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Victoria – Federal public service workers are rallying in Esquimalt to highlight the dangers involved in contracting out maintenance in the governments new multi-billion-dollar shipbuilding plans. Workers and union leaders at the rally will also call on the government to do more to fix the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system.

The federal government recently awarded an $800-million contract to perform future maintenance and repair work on the Royal Canadian Navy's new Arctic Offshore Patrol ships to the Canadian subsidiary of a French multinational corporation.

Vancouver – On the last day of National Public Service Week, federal public service workers will gather in Vancouver to rally and call on Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, to make fixing the disastrous Phoenix pay system his priority.

The Phoenix payroll system used by the federal government has been riddled with problems since it was rolled out in early 2016. Tens of thousands of workers have been under-paid, paid late, or in some cases not paid at all.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2017

COMOX, BC – Members of the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE) Local 21018, a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), who are employed by IMP Group International Inc. (IMP), will be rallying at the main gate of CFB Comox on Tuesday February 14th at 6:30AM

Vancouver – Bargaining between Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)/Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) and the Vancouver Airport Authority have broken off and a Federal Conciliation Officer has been called in to help get a new contract.

Key bargaining issues include wage rates, variable hours of work, protections against harassment and bullying, sick leave and medical benefits.

Victoria - Members of local First Nations and the Public Service Alliance of Canada are pleased to be holding a Sacred Water Ceremony on the territory known as Lekwungen of Songhees & Esquimalt First Nations on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

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