PIPSC Comments on Phoenix technical briefing, June 2, 2017

“Today’s update by Deputy Minister Lemay indicates that the government has again failed to plan ahead -- this time for entirely predictable increases in the numbers of employee payroll adjustments needed to implement new collective agreements,” said PIPSC Vice President Steve Hindle. “The government’s plans for dealing with these increases and achieving so-called ‘steady state’ are based on employing previous and new staff, most of whom have yet to be hired. The government should have foreseen this challenge months ago. The number of pay transactions resulting from implementation of new collective agreements is only going to increase over the coming months.”