ABOUT THE PHOENIX PAY DISASTER
In June 2011, the Harper government contracted IBM to develop a new payroll system for the federal government. By the time the project was passed onto Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, it was already clear Phoenix was plagued with problems. Despite PSAC and other unions sounding the alarm, Trudeau's government went ahead and launched the pay system in 2016.
Since then, over 200,000 federal public service workers and their families have been impacted by Phoenix. Some have not been paid properly, others have gone unpaid for months at a time. Many have experienced debt, loss, bankruptcy—even homelessness. It’s not right, and it’s still going on.
As work to stabilize Phoenix continues, PSAC members are still suffering its fallout. Endless payroll problems place a heavy burden on families. Because of Phoenix, many workers have endured the pain of being unable to provide for their loved ones. Our job is to support our members and to get them the help they need.
December 16, 2021
Phoenix general damages finally open to retired and former membersPhoenix general damages finally open to retired and former members
November 16, 2021
Phoenix: PSAC members will finally be compensated for severe impactsPhoenix: PSAC members will finally be compensated for severe impacts
October 20, 2021
PSAC opposes new Phoenix overpayment recovery planPSAC opposes new Phoenix overpayment recovery plan
August 17, 2021
Phoenix damages : new timelines and taxation appealPhoenix damages : new timelines and taxation appeal
July 6, 2021
Update on Phoenix damages implementationUpdate on Phoenix damages implementation
May 2, 2021
Phoenix: Damages ruled taxable as Treasury Board refuses to cooperatePhoenix: Damages ruled taxable as Treasury Board refuses to cooperate