Media Advisory: Federal public service workers rally in Kamloops to call on government to fix the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system.

Kamloops – Federal public service workers and allies will gather outside Cathy McLeod's office at a rally calling on the federal government to take the measures necessary to ensure public service workers are paid correctly and on time.

“November 1st is a federal government pay day. Workers at Service Canada, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and other federal department and agencies in Kamloops worry constantly about whether or not they will receive a correct pay cheque, or one at all.” says Jamey Mills, Regional Executive Vice President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. “PSAC members in Kamloops want to see the federal government make fixing Phoenix their single biggest priority."

"The government created this problem, and it’s their job to fix it." continues Mills, "It is a national disgrace that we cannot pay our public servants correctly or on time.”

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.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
  • Time: 12:15PM to 12:45PM
  • Location: 6 – 275 Seymour Street, Kamloops

Federal public service workers are proudly committed to providing the services Canadians depend on, yet thousands are still having financial troubles because they are not being paid correctly or on time.

For more information: Patrick Bragg, PSAC Communications, cell: (778) 889-3486

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