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Feds silent on Phoenix damages, union members are ‘out of patience’

By Emily Haws      

Union leaders say members are ‘frustrated’ as they await a negotiation mandate that’s supposedly on the prime minister’s desk.

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada president Debi Daviau said part of the holdup is dealing with Phoenix damages is that Public Services and Procurement Canada is having a hard time getting the data to understand the scope of the problem. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
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As the public service eagerly awaits a settlement on damages for the Phoenix pay system, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada president Debi Daviau said she has been told the issue is on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s desk. “I hear that we’re waiting for a mandate, that the mandate’s with the prime minister now,” she said in an interview last week. The unions are calling on Mr. Trudeau (Papineau, Que.) to give Treasury Board negotiators a

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