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.

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

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. 

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.

November 21, 2014

Our SV team met again with Treasury Board for three days for another round of bargaining this week, with negotiations focused on our proposals for Workforce Adjustment.

September 12, 2014

Our SV bargaining team was back at the negotiation table with the Treasury Board from September 9 to 11. Discussions continued over the three days with questions being asked from both sides to clarify the proposals tabled.

July 11, 2014

The SV bargaining team received an early draft of the pay study and exchanged proposals with the employer.

April 7, 2014

The union was served with a notice to bargain for the SV bargaining unit on April 4, 2014.

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