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

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. 


August 26, 2019

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is issuing a call-out for equity group members to attend the Statistical Survey Operations (SSO) National Bargaining Conference.

February 22, 2019

There is now a 4% market adjustment applicable to all rates of pay, effective December 1, 2016.

February 22, 2019

On 15 February 2019, an Arbitration Board issued its final, binding decision on outstanding issues pertaining to negotiations for the Regional Offices (RO) and Field Interviewers (FI) bargaining units of Statistical Survey Operations (SSO).

June 19, 2018

The bargaining teams met in Ottawa from June 12 to 14, 2018, in a last ditch effort to reach a collective agreement that addresses long standing concerns of our hard-working members across the country in both office and field units.

June 18, 2018

Arbitrator Joy Noonan ruled on June 13, 2018, that current and former Statistical Survey Operations (SSO) employees eligible for pay equity shall be entitled to additional compensation for paid leaves not included in SSO’s initial pay equity payments.

May 14, 2018

Just two weeks after our April session, our bargaining team met with the employer again in Ottawa from May 8 to 10, 2018, to continue bargaining.

April 23, 2018

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

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.