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The two largest federal public service unions are frustrated about what they say is Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick’s lack of involvement in fixing the Phoenix pay system, adding that his absence is particularly apparent in light of his recent comments about loosening the rules to fire public servants. But one expert says the top bureaucrat's role is to put the right people in place to handle the job, and that Mr. Wernick has fulfilled that duty. The Public Service

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Where’s Wernick? Unions say PCO clerk should be more involved in Phoenix fix

By Emily Haws      

But the clerk's job is to put into place a structure and ensure people he trusts are working on it, argues ex-PCO official Zussman, and there's some indication that's happening.

PCO clerk Michael Wernick, left, should be taking a more active role in fixing Phoenix, say union heads Debi Daviau, centre, and Chris Aylward. The Hill Times file photograph, photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade
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