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Unions cautiously optimistic about Treasury Board leading post-Phoenix fix, but worry about more delays

By Emily Haws      

PIPSC calls the $16-million planned for the project 'money lost' if it's all used on analysis and not action.

Frustrated public servants affected by the Phoenix pay system gathered outside Treasury Board offices last month to call for the government to fix pay issues plaguing them for more than two years. The government recently announced $16-million over two years to go towards searching for an alternative to the payroll system. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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The two largest public service unions are applauding the decision in the 2018 federal budget to have the Treasury Board lead the search for a Phoenix pay system alternative, but caution the government can’t cut corners this time. Both the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Professional Institute of the Public Service (PIPSC) said they applaud any measure to get their members paid properly, but PIPSC is concerned the extra time needed to get Treasury Board

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