Statistical Survey Operations

SSO Bargaining Team members

Erin Sirett (negotiator), Claude André Leduc, Anna Goldfeld, Alice Vallée, Shalane Rooney, Mary Anne Walker and Linda Woods. Biographical Notes

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Field Survey Interviewers – The over 700 members in this unit work for Statistics Canada collecting information for national surveys. The data they collect is used to provide national statistics on a wide range of issues, such as the labour force, unemployment, and consumer expenditures. Field interviewers work directly with interview subjects, and work out of their own home.

Regional Office Interviewers  – The members of this unit of approximately 500 members work in Statistics Canada offices around the country collecting information for national surveys.  They are responsible largely for telephone interviews which collect the raw data that is subsequently used to provide statistics on everything from literacy to consumer expenditures. 


February 19, 2018

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

December 18, 2017

Our bargaining team returned to the negotiating table for three days during the week of December 12.

November 28, 2017

Our bargaining team held three days of bargaining with SSO during the week of November 20. We focused on our key bargaining issues: hours of work, job security and term employment.

November 20, 2017

This summer PSAC became aware that Statistical Survey Operations’s (SSO) pay equity settlement calculations failed to include paid leaves, overtimes rates, full compensation for designated paid holidays and other forms of compensation. 

September 19, 2017

Our bargaining team resumed bargaining with SSO during the week of Sept. 11.

August 31, 2017

Concerns have been raised over pay equity settlement payment calculations that were based on the number of hours worked and do not include paid leave, overtime rates, and designated paid holidays.

July 18, 2017

We recommend that members file an appeal within 120 calendar days of their receipt of payment.

July 12, 2017

It has recently come to the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s attention that SSO’s pay equity settlement calculations fail to include paid leaves, overtime rates, full compensation for designated paid holidays and other forms of compensation.

June 30, 2017

PSAC has filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the Public Service Labour and Employment Relations Board due to the employer’s ongoing refusal to allow the union to post bargaining updates in the workplace.

May 18, 2017

At the request of the employer, the SSO bargaining session scheduled from June 13 to 15, 2017, has been cancelled due to changes on the employer’s bargaining team.