The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) is marking the 4th anniversary of the troubled Phoenix pay system by asking its members to take action to stop plans to move RCMP civilian members onto Phoenix.
PIPSC is asking its 60,000 members to send an email to the Treasury Board President, Jean-Yves Duclos, the RCMP Commissioner, Brenda Lucki and the Public Services and Procurement Minister, Anita Anand, demanding that the transfer of the new PIPSC members to Phoenix be stopped.
“Despite our clear and repeated objections, the RCMP Commissioner still intends to move new unionized RCMP civilian members to the failed Phoenix pay system,” said PIPSC President Debi Daviau in a message to members. “We will not back down. We are calling all PIPSC members to take action now and make our opposition clear.”
There is no case for exposing more public servants to the serious consequences of Phoenix.
For the last four years, public servants have been underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all by Phoenix. PIPSC members are just now beginning to access claims and compensation for their financial and personal losses.
According to the most recent Treasury Board Public Service Employee Survey (2019), there was an increase of 4% from 2018-2019 in the number of respondents who say their pay has been affected by Phoenix – 70% in 2018 to 74% in 2019. Less than half of respondents report that all pay and compensation issues have been resolved (44% in 2019). A total of 182,306 employees in 86 federal departments and agencies responded to the survey.
“Enough is enough, there is no reason to add more pay issues to the backlog. It's time to put an end to this disaster once and for all,” concluded Daviau.
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada represents 60,000 public service professionals across Canada.
- 30 -
For further information: Johanne Fillion, 613-228-6310, ext 4953 or 613-883-4900 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org