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MEDIA ADVISORY (Photo Opportunity)


Public Service Employees Rally to Fix Broken Pay System!

Vancouver, October 17, 2017 – Federal public service employees represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) will rally in downtown Vancouver on October 18, 2017 to pressure officials into repairing the troubled Phoenix pay system once and for all.

Since the new payroll system was rolled out in February 2016, more than half of federal public servants have experienced ongoing pay problems, including being underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all. The Liberal government had pledged to fix the problem for good by the end of October 2016, but it has missed its self-imposed deadline.

Event: Public Service Employees Rally to Fix Broken Pay System!

Location: 401 Burrard Street in Vancouver

Date: Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Time: 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm

The following union leaders will address participants and will be available to the media to discuss the ongoing failure of the Phoenix pay system.

  • Debi Daviau, PIPSC President;
  • Todd Smith, A/Regional Executive Vice-President, PSAC BC;
  • Garth Mullins, President, CAPE Local 301; and
  • Karen Hall, President, PIPSC Vancouver Branch.


Other rallies are also planned at lunchtime on October 18th across the province in Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince Rupert and Chilliwack.

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For further information:

Johanne Fillion, PIPSC, (613) 228-6310 ext 4953 or (613) 883-4900 (cell.),

Garth Mullins, President, CAPE Local 301, (604) 831-6967,