SV bargaining team tables economic, wage study proposals

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

General Economic Increases

All five PSAC tables proposed a general economic increase of 3% per year this week. This is in addition to the allowances that our team has, or will be making in subsequent bargaining sessions.

Wage study

Our team also tabled additional, group increases for all SV classifications, based on the results of the Joint Pay Study. This proposal aims to close the significant gap between wages paid to SV group members in the federal government and the wages of workers in the public and private sectors in equivalent jobs.


We discussed our proposed changes to the Workforce Adjustment Appendix. The employer's bargaining team had a significant number of questions about our proposals that we will respond to in our next meeting. We reiterated our position against the contracting out of work. Many unions have identified this issue as a major concern in this round of bargaining.

Sick Leave

Our position is that we continue to seek either a renewal or improvements to the current sick leave regime.

Our team is determined to negotiate wage increases that will benefit all our SV members. We ask for your continued support. Follow our bargaining updates by visiting the PSAC national website.



April 15, 2016