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Does this mean I won't get the pay I am owed due to Phoenix?

The full text of the agreement can be viewed here.

You will still receive any outstanding amounts owed to you that you may not have received due to Phoenix. The Association continues to work with the Employer to try and fix old Phoenix pay problems and minimize the risk of new ones.

What is being awarded?

As a starting point, up to five days of leave are being awarded to every employee (2 days for employees who worked at least one day in 2016-17, 1 day for 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 respectively). In addition, we have also created an expedited process for resolving more serious damages cases and expanded what is eligible for reimbursement.

How long will it take for the leave days to be added to my leave bank?

The Employer has committed to fully implementing the agreement within 150 days of signing. The 5th day of leave is to be credited within 150 days of the end of the 2020 fiscal year-end.

As employees who have retired or left the public service need to apply for a cash-out, this process may take longer.

How was five days of leave reached as appropriate compensation?

The five days of leave were reached as an attempt to address the immense frustration caused to employees and as a product of negotiation with the employer. Leave was chosen instead of a monetary form of compensation, as it is a tangible benefit that is both flexible and easily administered without having to further bog down the Phoenix pay system.

What criteria do I need to meet to qualify for the leave bank credits?

In order to qualify for each fiscal year's worth of leave, an employee needed only to be employed for one day in that fiscal year(s), whether or not they were on leave, assignment or otherwise not active. For example, if you were hired to the federal public service on September 1, 2018, and have been employed since then, you will get two days of leave credited to your leave bank (2018-19 and 2019-2020 fiscal years).

Can I cash out the leave days?

These additional days are treated the same as annual leave and are subject to the same cash-out provisions in your collective agreement.