Vancouver – On December 13, the last government pay day before Christmas, federal public service workers in Vancouver are rallying to raise awareness about the Phoenix pay system and to call on the government to take the measures necessary to ensure they are paid correctly and 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, over-paid, paid late, and in some cases not paid at all.
As the holiday season approaches, federal government workers worry constantly about their financial situation.
Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the largest union in the federal government, are gathering at a Grinch-themed rally to highlight the impact the Phoenix pay system debacle has had on their personal and working lives and to demand the government take action to ensure they get paid correctly and on time.
Union members are also calling on the government to provide redress and recognize that damages are owed to workers impacted by Phoenix.
Despite not being paid properly, PSAC members are proudly committed to their work, day in and day out, providing the public services Canadians need and deserve.
For more information: Patrick Bragg, PSAC Communications, cell: (778) 889-3486