Payroll

October 29, 2019
After unrelenting pressure, including legal action by PSAC, the government has finally completed the implementation of past collective agreements for all Treasury Board (TB) workers. Some PA, SV, TC and EB workers have been waiting since November 11, 2017 to receive their salary adjustments. Many public service workers did not see any retroactive pay until September this year – more than two years after Treasury Board and PSAC signed the last collective agreement in the summer of 2017.
February 27, 2019
This morning, over 500 PSAC members rallied and blocked entry into two major federal government buildings in Ottawa as they expressed their mounting frustrations with Phoenix and urged the Trudeau government for more action. “We have told this government that if they do not make more progress in paying our members correctly, and compensate them for the massive impacts of this disaster, that we would escalate our actions. That’s why we’re here today.” said PSAC President Chris Aylward.
July 31, 2018
The Senate National Finance Committee has made a number of recommendations in its recent report on Phoenix. “The recommendations of the Senate Committee are not surprising. They reiterate what we already know: the government was negligent in the development and implementation of the new pay system – and hard-working federal public service workers paid the price,” said Chris Aylward, PSAC National President.
May 2, 2018
PSAC’s convention unanimously delivered a strong message to the federal government: it must be held accountable for the profound and unacceptable injustices its employees have been subjected to as a result of the Phoenix pay system. Delegates spoke of the personal hardships they have suffered and the impact on the members who are working to provide accurate pay using a broken system. The policy statement reinforces PSAC’s commitment to
February 16, 2018
As the second anniversary of the launch of the Phoenix pay system approaches, 17 unions representing over 225,000 federal public service workers have sent a joint letter of demands to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The unions are asking the Prime Minister to deliver a plan to work with federal government employees to rebuild a payroll system that will pay them accurately and on time – every time.
December 22, 2017
It’s unacceptable that federal public sector workers are facing their second holiday season with serious pay problems – many receiving no pay at all. Minister Qualtrough must take the necessary steps to end this nightmare for thousands of workers.
August 22, 2016
After months of stalling, Minister Judy Foote finally met with National President Robyn Benson on August 19 to discuss the on-going problems with the Phoenix pay system
May 11, 2016
PSAC President Robyn Benson conveyed our union’s serious concerns about the implementation of the final phase of the Phoenix pay system in a recent meeting with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on April 25. PSAC has been sounding the alarm on this pay system for months now. Benson shared her concerns that our members are still not getting paid properly. And the stress continues to mount for the employees in Miramichi who are working on the new system.
April 11, 2016
Federal public service workers deserve to receive their salaries in a timely fashion. And they should not have to face delays or errors due the former Conservative government’s decision to consolidate payroll services. That is the message that Chris Aylward, PSAC’s National Executive Vice-President, delivered in a meeting with Public Services and Procurement Canada on April 7.