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

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.

“National Public Service Week is supposed to mark the importance of federal public service employees and to recognize their service to Canadians. Yet thousands of public service workers are still having financial troubles because of the Phoenix pay system.” says Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.

“It seems hollow of this government to say that it recognizes public service workers while it still can’t pay their workers correctly and on time for the vital work they do.”

  • Date: Friday June 16, 2017
  • Time: 12PM to 12:45PM
  • Location: South Side, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Speakers:

  • Bob Jackson, Regional Executive Vice-President, Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Karen Hall, President, Professional Institute of the Public Service Vancouver Branch
  • Garth Mullins, President, Canadian Association of Professional Employees Local 301
  • JP Fortin, National President, Customs and Immigration Union
  • Robyn Benson, National President, Public Service Alliance of Canada

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.

Robyn Benson, PSAC National President, is available for the media interviews throughout the day on June 16th.

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

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