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May 19, 2017 - 2:42pm •
Today, in the House of Commons, Serge Cormier (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) stated that "a letter was sent from our department to the union, dated March 1, 2017, outlining the costs requested by the member opposite." (See the transcript below)
May 19, 2017 - 8:00am •
With recent revelations that moving the Vegreville Case Processing Centre (CPC) to Edmonton will cost taxpayers millions extra, the union representing workers at the Vegreville CPC is reaffirming the call to reverse the closure and to invest in rural Canadian communities.
April 20, 2017 - 12:00am •
PSAC is doing everything in its power to ensure that the pay system is fixed so that our members in the federal public service get paid correctly and on-time. We are also demanding the government address the difficulties our members are facing because of Phoenix.
March 27, 2017 - 12:00am •
The federal government’s budget, delivered on March 22, failed to address the biggest problem currently facing the public service. The disastrous Phoenix pay system has affected thousands of public service workers over the past year, leaving some workers with no pay for months.
March 23, 2017 - 3:46pm •
Last week, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen sent a letter to PSAC reaffirming the department's plan to close the Vegreville Case Processing Centre and move it to Edmonton. In response, PSAC National President Robyn Benson wrote a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemning him for "betraying rural communities."
February 28, 2017 - 12:40pm •
Questions and answers about the Phoenix pay system
February 23, 2017 - 12:12pm •
On the first anniversary of Phoenix, the three largest federal public service unions are urging the government to include a $75 million Phoenix contingency fund in the upcoming federal budget.
February 15, 2017 - 12:00am •
The union representing workers at the Vegreville Case Processing Centre met with the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, yesterday to discuss the planned closure of the CPC in Vegreville. Following that meeting, several media outlets covered the story. See the media clippings below.
February 14, 2017 - 8:34am •
The union representing workers at the Vegreville Case Processing Centre met with the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, yesterday to discuss the planned closure of the CPC in Vegreville.
February 10, 2017 - 10:22am •
On February 8, the government provided an update on the Phoenix pay system. The update shows that, although some progress is being made in addressing important issues, there is still a lot of work ahead.

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