No Phoenix civil suits for public servants, but unions filing loads of grievances
Federal unionized public servants have to stick the the grievance process if they want to seek damages linked to the Phoenix pay system.
Hundreds of public servants represented by a number of unions gathered outside the Prime Minister's Office on Oct. 12, to show their unhappiness with the government's handling of the Phoenix payroll system issues. Unionized public servants cannot file a class-action lawsuit against the government, meaning grievances are their only option. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade