Rally Against the Phoenix Pay System

Burlington – The Public Service Alliance of Canada’s (PSAC) Locals in the Burlington area, will be holding a rally against the government’s Phoenix Pay System. The problem plagued system continues to leave tens of thousands of workers with incorrect pay and after four years since its implementation we are still waiting for a resolution. 

What:              Rally Against the Phoenix Pay System

Where:           Canada Centre for Inland Waters (867 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington)

When:             Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12 p.m. noon

The government needs to take immediate action to provide fair compensation for the hardships PSAC members have and continue to face. In addition, the government must hire more staff and dedicate further resources to prevent new issues, resolve pay problems faster and to stabilize the system as soon as possible.

Just over a month ago the Public Service Employees Survey confirmed the massive impact Phoenix has had, and the magnitude of problems that remain:

  • 72% said that their pay has been affected by Phoenix
  • 59% experienced new pay or other compensation issues over the last year
  • 51% of respondents said that Phoenix had affected their decision to seek or accept another position (e.g., deployment, promotion, secondment, assignment, acting assignment) within the federal public service
  • 74% experienced stress because of pay or other compensation-related issues

The current backlog of almost 200,000 pay issues will take years to resolve if the government’s current pace continues, and only if there's no spike in problems. Workers cannot continue to wait; it’s time the Liberal government treats Phoenix as a priority.

For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Lino Vieira, Political Communications Officer, vieiral@psac-afpc.com or 416-577-0238