The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is issuing a call-out for equity group members to attend the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) National Bargaining Conference.
PSAC equity activists (Indigenous Peoples, racialized workers, LGBTQ2+ members, and members with disabilities), Regional Women's Committee (RWC) members, and young worker activists (35 years old or younger) are encouraged to apply.
PSAC will be offering webinars for members who volunteered to be Pay Advocates on how to address common problems with Phoenix.
Participants will explore the steps to take when handling pay problems that occur due to transfer of positions or overtime. They will also explore the claims process when employees are seeking reimbursements for costs incurred due to Phoenix errors, such as paying interest on loans.
The Auditor General’s second report on Phoenix is a scathing indictment of both the current Liberal and former Conservative governments. It provides further evidence that government was negligent in both the development and implementation of the new pay system.
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.
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.
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.
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.