Ferry workers threaten to walk off job after payroll shortfalls

New payroll system can’t track all the variables on workers’ pay claims
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/08/2005

A new payroll system has been short-changing ferry employees in British Columbia for the past month.

A B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers union official is worried that workers might walk of the job if the B.C. Ferry Services’ Aug. 31 paycheques aren’t accurate or fail to make up for all wages owing. That would leave the ferry service in the lurch for the Labour Day long weekend.

The ferry company introduced its new Smart-Time “workforce management” computer program in late June for the July 15 pay period, replacing its old Tides payment program.