Quebec, February 28, 2018 – At 6:30 this morning, members of the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE), a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Quebec Region (PSAC-Quebec), began distributing information leaflets at the entrance to the Valcartier military base. This action, which disrupted the arrival of federal employees at their place of work this morning, marks the second anniversary of the Phoenix pay system.
“The Phoenix system is a nightmare. Regardless of the announcement made yesterday in the budget, the government needs to fix this problem. We’ve been patient long enough. This morning we’re taking the time to inform members about the recourses that are available to them,” stated Johanne Roberge, President of the UNDE local.
Last week, PSAC-Quebec conducted an online survey of approximately 2,000 members. The results of this survey show that 75% of respondents have experienced problems with the pay system over the past two years.
Many PSAC members are experiencing serious financial problems and have been forced to live with considerable stress and anxiety since the new system was introduced two years ago. PSAC will continue to exert pressure so that its members are no longer required to reimburse the gross amount of overpayments and can receive financial compensation for this entire fiasco.
PSAC Profile in Quebec
PSAC represents more than 180,000 members in Canada. An FTQ affiliate, PSAC-Quebec has more than 40,000 members in the federal public sector, universities and the private sector.
Patrick Leblanc, PSAC-Quebec
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