PSPC set to award contracts to speed up Phoenix pay processing, says Linklater, as unions protest third anniversary
By Emily HawsMar. 6, 2019
Union members have ‘had it,’ says PSAC president Chris Aylward, as damages talks set to continue on March 8.
PSAC national president Chris Aylward rallies with several hundred bureaucrats on Feb. 28 to mark the three-year anniversary of the Phoenix pay system, kicking off a series of rallies across Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Later this month, the department overseeing the fix of the government’s Phoenix pay system will award two contracts to companies in the hopes of speeding up the processing of public servants’ problem pay.
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