Bargaining agents band together to press the government on Phoenix damages

At the request of the Union-Management Consultation Committee (UMCC), the Professional Institute, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Association of Justice Counsel and the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers have formed a Sub-Committee to develop a framework for the payment of damages to federal government employees and their bargaining agents affected by the Phoenix fiasco.

While some forms of damages are already captured by the Treasury Board claims process, others are not. One example of the latter would be compensating employees for personal time spent trying to resolve their claims. Another would be the possibility of interest being paid to employees on the money they are owed because of Phoenix.

The Sub-Committee is currently drafting a proposal for presentation to the UMCC in the months ahead.

We will keep members apprised of progress on this issue as developments occur.