29 May, 2012
SSO Field Interviewers: three days in negotiations with Stats Can
The SSO Field Interviewers bargaining team met May 23 to 25th with Stats Can representatives in Ottawa to continue negotiations for a new collective agreement.
The parties discussed a number of issues, including:
- proposals that would ensure that we are properly paid overtime on our days of rest and for hours worked early in the morning and late at night,
- proposals that would provide enhanced stability and both job and income security for union members.
- recognition of seniority for work assignment and income security - critical for us in this round of negotiations.
Workers elsewhere in the public service without guaranteed hours have achieved significant protections, including seniority recognition. SSO field interviewers deserve nothing less, and our bargaining team is determined to achieve new rights in this round of bargaining.
Our bargaining team also discussed management's proposals, including their proposal to end severance accrual for voluntary termination. The union told the employer at the bargaining table that it is not interested in concessions in this round of bargaining, particularly since SSO field interviewers' working conditions already lag behind other unionized federal workers in a number of areas.
Bargaining resumes June 26
The parties resume negotiations in Ottawa June 26 to 28. If you have any questions contact a member of our bargaining team or your local union representative.
Date Modified : 2012/05/30