As we approach the two-year anniversary of the introduction of the Phoenix pay system, PIPSC members are still facing mounting pay problems – and they’ve had enough. The time has come for the government to compensate employees for the hardship this system has put our members through.
PIPSC is therefore aggressively pursuing every legal remedy we can to ensure members are properly compensated:
- Along with other unions, we are actively pursuing damages that would apply to all public service employees; this could be compensation in the form of time and/or money.
- Members, working with our stewards and Employment Relations Officers, have filed over 900 individual grievances seeking resolution and recourse for their pay problems.
- In response to the government’s failure to implement collective agreements on time, even after negotiating for over 2 years, and thus denying members their rightful retroactive pay, we have filed 5 policy grievances and a further 5 unfair labour practice complaints.
- Indeed, as many already know, PIPSC also fought for the creation of a Treasury Board Claims Office and other essential interim measures, and we continue to advocate for further coverage through this process.
As always, we welcome your feedback on our work and if you require assistance with your own pay problem we encourage you to communicate with our Labour Relations Resource for Phoenix at https://www.pipsc.ca/news-issues/phoenix-pay-system/phoenix-help-form. (PIPSC also offers loans to members especially hard hit by Phoenix. To find out more click here.)