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.
February 18, 2021
Government rushing Phoenix damages payment without tax rulingGovernment rushing Phoenix damages payment without tax ruling
January 13, 2021
Update on the Taxability of Phoenix DamagesUpdate on the Taxability of Phoenix Damages
December 4, 2020
How to request the Phoenix damages settlement for retired or former employeesHow to request the Phoenix damages settlement for retired or former employees
November 13, 2020
Phoenix: Government resumes recovery of new overpayments; now collecting pension arrearsPhoenix: Government resumes recovery of new overpayments; now collecting pension arrears
November 3, 2020
Halt to automatic leave cash-out extended for Treasury Board membersHalt to automatic leave cash-out extended for Treasury Board members
October 23, 2020
PSAC and Treasury Board sign PA, TC and Phoenix dealsPSAC and Treasury Board sign PA, TC and Phoenix deals