SSO Bargaining: Negotiations continue

Our bargaining team met with the employer in Ottawa from February 13 to 15.

The parties had productive discussions on outstanding issues for both Field and Office units, with specific focus on key clauses dealing with Job Security, Hours of Work and Term Employment. Although we reached no agreement on these items this week, the discussion was positive, and we remain optimistic that a negotiated settlement could be reached.

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 it.

Hassan Husseini has been assigned as our new PSAC negotiator to replace Erin Sirett. We wish Erin all the best in her new position and thank her for her hard work with our bargaining team.

The parties will meet again on April 17 to 19, 2018. We have also set further tentative dates in May and June.

To stay informed and get involved:

  • 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 on the week of April 17
  • 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



February 19, 2018