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. 

Updates

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.

May 9, 2017

Our bargaining team met with SSO during the week of May 1. The team started the week in caucus, where we had planned to review SSO’s proposals, but unfortunately the documents provided by our employer contained many errors and lacked clarity.

April 3, 2017

Our CAPI and CATI bargaining teams met with SSO March 17, 2017, to open this round of bargaining and exchange our initial proposals. Regrettably, the employer’s team was not even half there, which we told SSO was very disrespectful to us and to the bargaining process.

June 28, 2016

PSAC has negotiated a settlement with Statistical Survey Operations (SSO) that will put outstanding pay equity money into the hands of our members.

January 20, 2016

They are one group of workers in the federal public service who have fallen victim to the prvious government’s efforts to trim the budget. Statistical Survey Operators are amongst the lowest paid, with the least job security.

October 21, 2015

This is a call out to PSAC equity activists to participate in the upcoming Statistical Survey Operations RO and Field Interviewers National Bargaining Conference.

June 1, 2015

Bargaining teams for both the Regional Office and Field Interviewer groups have finally reached the finish line in our protracted round of bargaining with Treasury Board.

April 17, 2015

The new provisions of the arbitral award related to severance for retirement or resignation will require all SSO bargaining unit members (both the RO and FI units) to make an important decision in the coming year.

April 17, 2015

The arbitration decisions for the Regional Officer bargaining unit were released on March 30, 2015. The attached document provides the summary of changes to the collective agreement.

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