Slow progress in negotiations between PSAC and SSO

Our bargaining team met with the employer in Ottawa from April 17 to 19, 2018.

Apart from holding discussions on issues common to the Field and Office units, we also held separate discussions for each unit, in order to properly deal with issues and proposals that are specific to each one. Although we still have a number of outstanding non-monetary proposals, the two parties worked hard and managed to reach an agreement on a number of issues. For the Office unit in particular, we signed off on Article 38 on Leave for Family Related Responsibilities.

The parties plan on continuing discussions of all outstanding non-monetary issues when we are back at the table in May. Our bargaining team is also looking at tabling our wage proposal at that time, when we are satisfied that key outstanding non-monetary issues have been resolved.

Our bargaining team remains committed to working hard on all outstanding issues and to reaching a renewal of the collective agreement that is fair and provides substantive gains to our hard-working members across the country. Your support throughout this process has been invaluable, and we greatly appreciate getting pictures from our members across the country showing their support for the bargaining team.

The parties will be back at the table to continue discussions on May 8 to10 and June 12 to 14, 2018.

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  • Sign up for bargaining updates and make sure your membership information is up to date
  • Check our national website
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  • Wear the “We Support Our Bargaining Team” sticker during the week we are back in negotiations in May and June.
  • Send pictures of our members wearing the stickers and send them to PSAC at

PSAC at SSO – Stronger Together!

Our bargaining team:

Shalane Spencer
Mary Ann Walker
Linda Woods
Shelly Daudlin
Alice Vallee
Claude-Andre Leduc
Anna Goldfeld



April 23, 2018