Federal Public Service workers and their allies have banded together to press the Federal Government to fix their payroll system.
National Vice-President for BC and Yukon for the Canada Employment and Immigration Union Vanessa Miller says the payroll system used has been riddled with problems since it was rolled out in early 2016.
“I am somebody who has missed four consecutive paychecks at this point. I haven’t been paid since the beginning of September. Other times, I’ve received paychecks that were a dollar-fifty three.”
She says tens of thousands of workers continue to be under-paid, paid late, or in some cases not paid at all.
“It’s not just about those of us who are not getting paid. It’s about the tax dollars that are going in to fix it, and I believe the bill right now is 700-million dollars to fix this system that was supposed to be implemented to save money.”