Federal payroll issues threaten student workers’ ability to pay for school

July 18, 2016

Ongoing issues with a payroll system have reportedly led to federally employed students being underpaid or not paid at all, reports CBC. “Every week I'm being told it's going to be fixed, but nothing is happening, and there seems to be no accountability,” said Jarrod Yardon, who is allegedly owed $9K in backpay. National Executive Vice-President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada Chris Aylward calls the situation “a boondoggle,” saying that over 2,600 members of the union have written to complain about pay-related issues. The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations has also issued a release expressing deep concerns with the situation and pressing the government to fix the glitch immediately. CBC | CBC (2) | CASA