PSAC protests Phoenix pay problems at St. John's hotel where PM, cabinet meet


PSAC protests Phoenix pay problems at St. John's hotel where PM, cabinet meet
  1. PSAC protests Phoenix pay problems at St. John's hotel where PM, cabinet meet
    cbc.ca
    People rallied in the rain over the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system, outside of a St. John's hotel - at the same time Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal cabinet were…
    New Brunswick

About forty people rallied outside the Sheraton Hotel in St. John's Wednesday afternoon, protesting the ongoing issues with federal government's Phoenix pay system — while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet were inside.

  • Hundreds of thousands of Phoenix cases still outstanding
  • Ottawa offering up financial perks to attract staff to fix Phoenix pay system

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) organized the event to "remind" the federal politicians to fix the backlog that has resulted in federal workers being underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all. At the end of August, the number of cases waiting to be resolved topped 237,000.

"This is a first-world country. We live in Canada, where we cannot pay our own government employees on time and the correct amount," said Chris Lansdell, who is part of PSAC's Atlantic Regional Council. 

Phoenix pay system protest St. Johns

PSAC says it organized a protest outside the hotel where the prime minister and federal cabinet were meeting to 'remind' them to fix the payroll system. (Jeremy Eaton/CBC )

One of those people still owed money is Kim Radford, a processing review clerk at the Canadian Revenue Agency in St. John's. 

"I'm owed $3,000 and they can't give me a timeframe of when I am going to get it ... stressful isn't even the word," Radford said Wednesday. 

'Fresh start' with new minister?

Lansdell hopes that Carla Qualtrough, the new federal m…

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