As the Phoenix pay disaster hits the four year mark, PSAC members across Canada are holding public protests to increase pressure for government action. Their demands are simple:
Aside from compensation for Phoenix damages, the impact of the Phoenix pay system is a central bargaining issue for each of PSAC’s federal public service bargaining units.
The federal government must halt its plan to move 4000 RCMP civilian members from their stable and well-functioning pay system over to the disastrous Phoenix pay system.
The federal government has announced the expansion of the Phoenix expense claims process to include an additional element to accept claims for severe financial hardship.
Last week, mediation between Treasury Board and PSAC ended without a tentative agreement as government representatives refused to make progress on PSAC’s key demands.
As more than 140,000 PSAC members are still without new contracts or fair compensation for the Phoenix pay system disaster, the union has launched an ad campaign.
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.
Canadians said no to Andrew Scheer, and that is good news for public service workers and the millions who depend on important services from the federal government.
Negotiations for new collective agreements for most members began over a year ago, but the government has repeatedly refused our reasonable proposals for a just settlement.
“Just months away from an election, the federal government is trying to sow divisions within the federal public service after refusing to provide fair compensation for Phoenix damages to almost 60% of their unionized workers – the PSAC membership.
The Trudeau government has refused to renew an incentive package for the recruitment and retention of federal compensation advisors.