Miramichi pay centre concerns on PEI

Partially because of problems with the federal governments pay system, Phoenix; at the Miramichi pay centre, the United Way of P.E.I. is falling behind in its fundraising goals for the year.

Since the government consolidated many separate payroll systems into the Phoenix system last spring, tens of thousands of public servants have been underpaid, overpaid or not paid at all.

This year United Way has raised almost $900,000 on P.E.I., but it is about $46,000 short compared to where it was last year.

It said payroll deductions, contributions that are taken directly from an employee’s pay cheque; are down.