Next week, June 11-17, is National Public Service Week (NPSW). Since 1992 it’s been an occasion to recognize and celebrate the contributions Canada’s public service professionals make to society. The Professional Institute supports this celebration of our members’ accomplishments. In fact, we first proposed it.
Given, however, the many, still-unresolved problems with the Phoenix pay system, we also feel it is vital we send a message to the federal government this year that failure to accurately and reliably pay federal public employees is no way to recognize them.
For this reason, we’re encouraging PIPSC members to wear a “Fix Phoenix” button next week. When you do, not only will you be helping us get our point across, you’ll also be discouraging the government from continuing to outsource work best performed internally – such as processing your pay – to large multinationals like IBM.
“Fix Phoenix” buttons and other visibility items are available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I urge you to join in this effort. After all, we’re worth it, and it is only by working together that we can help ensure the government fixes Phoenix once and for all.