PIPSC is applauding a decision by the federal government to put the transfer of RCMP civilian employees to the Phoenix pay system “indefinitely” on hold. The decision arose yesterday in response to a court injunction brought by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and applies equally to all RCMP civilian employees joining the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
The decision removes a serious obstacle and concern facing many RCMP employees. RCMP civilian employees who have been promoted, reclassified or transferred can now look forward to having their pay adjusted under their existing pay system, without the threat of it being put at risk under the Phoenix pay system.
PIPSC continues to call for a new pay system to be built to replace Phoenix.