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Federal workers press for agreement over Phoenix Pay System

March 01, 2019 / Daniel Brown

After three years of frustrating pay disputes resulting from the Phoenix Pay system, P.E.I. civil service workers say they are embroiled in a bitter contract dispute with the federal government. Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) gathered at the corner of Allen Street and University Avenue on Thursday afternoon to call for movement in their collective bargaining talks. The rally was organized by the P.E.I. Young Workers Committee and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). About 50-60 people turned out for the rally, waving union placards and flags. Colleen Coffey, vice-president of PSAC’s Atlantic counsel, is disappointed at the lack of respect the Treasury Board is showing its workers.