PSAC’s priority remains getting our members paid correctly and on time. We welcome any system that would pay our members. It is unacceptable that, after nearly two years, the federal government still can’t pay its employees properly.
We know that public sector workers are the best people to pay public sector workers. We appreciate the work that federal government IT workers do and look forward to hearing more from The Professional Institute of the Public Service (PIPSC) about their proposal. Our members who are responsible for administering the pay system need to be part of the solution.
“If Phoenix has taught us anything, we know that any system will require thorough consultations and testing,” said Robyn Benson, National President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. “When the government flipped the switch on Phoenix, compensation advisors were ignored and that can’t happen again.”
In the mean time, our members are struggling with the consequences of inaccurate pay and PSAC will continue to push the government for additional help and support for our members.
The government needs to step up its hiring process and expand the compensation capacity both in the pay centres and in departments.