Acadie-Bathurst MP calls results of Phoenix Pay System on workers 'completely unacceptable'

The Member of Parliament for the Acadie-Bathurst riding says what federal employees are going through because of the troubled Phoenix Pay System is completely unacceptable.

This after dozens of federal workers gathered outside the Service Canada building in Bathurst on Wednesday to mark the second anniversary of the system with a protest.

Tens of thousands of federal workers from coast-to-coast have been affected by the system, being either underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all.

Therese Plourde tells the Acadie-Nouvelle her problems with the Phoenix Pay System began in January of 2017 when she returned to work from sick leave.

Plourde says she went four months without a paycheck and was forced to use income assistance to make sure her bills and mortgage were paid.

Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier tells our news room that Ottawa is doing everything it can to fix the problem and get workers paid properly.

He notes several million dollars was set aside in Tuesday's federal budget to deal with Phoenix and its results.

Cormier encourages employees facing Phoenix-related financial challenges to reach out to supervisors and his constituency office, adding there are several measures in place to help.