News Releases

17 August 2018
OTTAWA, August 17, 2018 – Canadians who think it’s easier for the rich and corporations to avoid paying taxes have compelling new evidence to support their suspicions.
15 June 2018
Debi Daviau, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) and Treasury Board President Scott Brison, have announced today that they will collaborate using evidence to secure a new, transparent, accurate and integrated, end-to-end HR to pay system.
28 May 2018
The Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada will be tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. The Spring Reports include the AG second and much-awaited report on Phoenix Pay System.
17 April 2018
Ottawa, April 17, 2018 – In a live town hall exchange today with members of the second-largest union of federal employees, PIPSC President Debi Daviau urged members to demand the government’s ministerial working group on Phoenix
13 April 2018
OTTAWA, April 13, 2018 – Debi Daviau, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), today presented the Institute’s Gold Medal to Dr. John A. Percival to recognize his leadership and advancement of geoscience in Canada and internationally.
11 April 2018
April 11, 2018, Ottawa, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Canadians are best served when government scientists can speak openly about their work.
28 March 2018
Ottawa, March 28, 2018 - Earlier this year, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) conducted an internal survey asking 27,878 of its members entitled to a back pay to tell their union if the Phoenix pay system has correctly paid o
7 March 2018
In advance of International Women’s Day, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has released a new report that examines the under-representation of women in public sector science and focuses on challenges faced by women pursuing science careers in the federal public service.
28 February 2018
Hundreds of members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and other unions are gathering in Ottawa today to protest the inability of the federal government to Fix Phoenix.
27 February 2018
“Our members have overwhelmingly said that Phoenix cannot be fixed and must be nixed; $16M to investigate an alternative to the Phoenix system is a good first step,” said Debi Daviau, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC). “It is vital that any new system is built and operated by the government’s own computer systems professionals.”
26 February 2018
Debi Daviau, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) will be available on February 27, 2018 to provide comment on the 2018 federal budget.
21 February 2018
The Trudeau government has made progress in its efforts to reverse the impacts of muzzling under the previous government, says a new survey report released by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC). But, says the union that represents over 16,000 federal scientists, engineers and researchers, much more work needs to be done.
16 February 2018
As the second anniversary of the launch of the Phoenix pay system approaches, 17 unions representing over 225,000 federal public service workers have sent a joint letter of demands to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
20 November 2017
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has concluded its 98th annual general meeting by calling on the federal government to set up specialized teams to investigate the 3,300 Canadian names reportedly involved in the Paradise Papers.
14 November 2017
The Phoenix pay system needs to be replaced with a new system that works built by the government's own IT professionals, says the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which represents over 50,000 federal government employees.
30 October 2017
Plans to cut nursing positions at Winnipeg’s Deer Lodge Centre can only have a negative impact on patients’ well-being, according to the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada.
18 October 2017
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Public Service Employees Rally in Vancouver to Fix Phoenix
17 October 2017
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12 October 2017
12 October 2017, Ottawa — Hundreds of public service workers are holding a rally at 12:30 pm today in front of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office to send a clear message to the Liberal government: Enough is enough!
11 October 2017
11 October 2017, Ottawa — Public service workers will be holding a rally in front of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office on October 12 to tell the Liberal government that: Enough is enough! Fix Phoenix now and pay damages to workers!
27 September 2017
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which represents approximately 15,000 federal scientists, engineers and researchers, welcomes the announcement of Dr. Mona Nemer as Chief Science Advisor.
11 September 2017
For Immediate Release University of Ottawa IT Professionals (UOITP) considering possible job action this week
1 September 2017
For Immediate Release Labour Day 2017: Labouring to Fix Phoenix
2 August 2017
For Immediate Release CRA GTA modernisation plan risks harming staff and service, says PIPSC
1 May 2017
“We look forward to welcoming these new members into our community of dedicated professionals who serve Canadians every day. We believe we will be stronger together”, said PIPSC President Debi Daviau. “Our goal is to ensure that they maintain their current terms and conditions of employment and that the deeming process goes as smoothly as possible as they transition to occupational groups represented by the Institute”.
28 April 2017
Representatives from several public service unions reacted cautiously yesterday to the creation of a government working group to tackle the Phoenix pay system.
27 April 2017
The announcement today that the federal government will reallocate $140 million over two years to ensure federal employees affected by the Phoenix payroll system are properly paid is a welcome, if long overdue, commitment to fix Phoenix once and for all, says the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
22 March 2017
The federal government announcement that it is investing $529.9 million more to crack down on tax evasion and avoidance by hiring new auditors is good news for tax fairness, but the government’s much-heralded “innovation” budget is lacking in needed, strategic investments in more science staff, says the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
23 February 2017
On the first anniversary of Phoenix, the three largest federal public service unions are urging the government to include a $75 million Phoenix contingency fund in the upcoming federal budget.
22 February 2017
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), and the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) will hold a joint press conference to mark the first anniversary of Phoenix and make an announcement.
12 January 2017
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) is calling on the federal government to introduce a separate pay system to deal with the most serious Phoenix pay problems and ensure federal employees are properly paid.
11 January 2017
Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) President Debi Daviau will hold a press conference tomorrow on Parliament Hill about the Phoenix pay system’s ongoing problems and outline a key demand of the government.
28 October 2016
As Monday, October 31 marks the government own deadline to finally fix the problems plaguing the Phoenix pay system’s, public service employees represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), the Canadian Association of Professional Employees and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) will rally in downtown Ottawa to pressure officials into repairing the system once and for all.
4 August 2016
The union of public service professionals is offering help to students in the federal public service who are facing Phoenix pay problems.
28 July 2016
PIPSC President Debi Daviau will attend the emergency committee meeting on Phoenix today on Parliament Hill at 2 p.m.
6 July 2016
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) is calling on the federal government to pay interest on delayed or underpaid paycheques due to problems with its Phoenix pay system.