The bargaining team met in Ottawa from June 12 to 14, 2018, to try to reach a collective agreement for both office and field units.
An important improvement for our members in both units was reached after weeks of discussion with the employer: the conversion of term positions to indeterminate ones after four years of employment at SSO. The new policy will come into effect as of October 1, 2018 and cannot be altered unless both parties agree to modify it.
The PSAC bargaining team has been fighting hard to negotiate a fair collective agreement and put forward proposals on wage-related issues. The employer accepted the same wage increase that the core public sector gets but refused any other offer.
Since there are still important wages issues both parties could not agree, the next step will be to file for arbitration. Stay tuned.
Our bargaining team:
Mary Ann Walker