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Public servants concerned by ‘insulting’ Phoenix damages deal, worried claims process could be emotionally taxing

By Emily Haws      

Meanwhile, PSAC declared a second bargaining impasse for four groups representing 90,000 of its members, and is once again heading down the strike route.

PSAC national president Chris Aylward said his union rejected the Phoenix damages tentative agreement because it didn't sufficiently compensate his members. 16 other unions accepted it. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Some public servants are reacting strongly to the news the government struck a tentative deal with most unions on the Phoenix damages, saying they are concerned about the amount of leave proposed and are worried the claims process will be emotionally taxing on public servants who have already dealt with the pay nightmare for three years.

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