Two year anniversary of troublesome Phoenix Pay System marked with protest in Bathurst

Several federal employees marked the two year anniversary of the troublesome Phoenix Pay System on Wednesday with a protest outside the Nicholas Denys building in Bathurst.

They're among  tens of thousands of federal workers across the country who have been underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all.

As part of a 'National Day of Action', The Public Service Alliance of Canada is calling on Ottawa to halt forcing workers to pay back gross amounts, help members with pay problems, and deliver damages for hardships the system has caused workers, including untold stress and time spent dealing with pay problems.

The Trudeau government's budget, tabled Tuesday, includes $16 million to replace Phoenix and an additional $431 million to fix existing pay problems for more than 300,000 federal workers.

We're reached out to Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier for comment.