SV group

Members of the SV bargaining team

Janson Labond (research officer), Frank Nitschmann, Bill Ryan, John Wilson (negotiator), Marcelo Lazaro, Blair Winger, Rosemarie Smith-Gimblett, Melvin Dureen and Serge Desbiens. Biographical notes.

Background

To help SV members interpret the significance of the data collected, PSAC research staff have prepared this report, entitled SV Compensation Survey 2015: The PSAC’s analysis of the results. Since the HayGroup report only reflects raw data collected from outside employers, it is this PSAC report which we expect will be of greatest interest to members looking for an interpretation of the survey results, and how the results will be used in bargaining.

Collective agreement

Expiry date:
August 4, 2014
Unit description:
This group includes employees responsible for the operation of federal buildings and services, including firefighters, tradesworkers, storespeople, cooks and hospital workers, lightkeepers and ships' crews.

Updates

September 16, 2016

Our bargaining team came back to the table prepared to resolve all outstanding issues at the table and to renew our collective agreement.

June 24, 2016

The SV bargaining team met with Treasury Board for four days this week. Although there was movement on some issues, the employer’s position has not changed on any of the important ones.

April 15, 2016

Our team met with Treasury Board negotiators in Ottawa during the week of April 11, 2016.

March 11, 2016

Our bargaining team met with the employer for three days this week. We opened discussions on some monetary issues and had further discussions on workforce adjustment and sick leave.

Pay study and Allowances

February 5, 2016

Our bargaining team met with the employer this week and the “new mandate” offers little change. Sick leave remains their main focus.

We pushed the employer for responses to our proposals, but they responded in a manner that is not much different from that of the Conservatives.

November 19, 2015

PSAC has received the SV group compensation comparability study. It demonstrates a significant gap between wages paid to SV group members in the federal government compared to the public and private sectors in equivalent jobs.

June 19, 2015

Our SV bargaining team resumed negotiations with Treasury Board from June 15 to 18.

May 15, 2015

Although the SV bargaining team did not meet with the employer, we started the process of analyzing the long-awaited SV pay study. 

March 27, 2015

Our bargaining team spent a large portion of this week’s session discussing our mental health proposal with the employer.

Agreement on task force on mental health

January 16, 2015

Our SV bargaining team tabled significant demands in the last three days of bargaining with Treasury Board, including proposals to improve workplace health and safety and child care.

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