Statistical Survey Operations
Regional Office Interviewers – The members of this unit of approximately 500 members work in Statistics Canada offices around the country collecting information for national surveys. They are responsible largely for telephone interviews which collect the raw data that is subsequently used to provide statistics on everything from literacy to consumer expenditures.
Field Survey Interviewers – The over 700 members in this unit work for Statistics Canada collecting information for national surveys. The data they collect is used to provide national statistics on a wide range of issues, such as the labour force, unemployment, and consumer expenditures. Field interviewers work directly with interview subjects, and work out of their own home. The unit achieved its first collective agreement in 2004.
About FB bargaining
The SSO is a separate employer under the Public Service Labour Relations Act.
- PSAC wage proposals for Reigonal Office Interviewers - July 2012 [PDF]
- PSAC proposals for Regional Office Interviewers - Feb., 2012 [PDF]
- PSAC proposals for Field Survey Interviewers - Feb., 2012 [PDF]
- Employer proposals for Regional Office Interviewers - Feb., 2012 [PDF]
- Employer proposals for Field Survey Interviewers - Feb., 2012 [PDF]
- Regional Offices:Collective Agreement (exp. 2011)
- Field Interviewers: Collective Agreement (exp. 2011)
June 3, 2013
Bargaining Team to Make Its Case Before the Public Service Labour Relations Board
May 21, 2013
On Friday May 10th Claude Gravelle, Member of Parliament for the Ontario riding of Nickel Belt, rose in the House of Commons and made a comments about SSO and our contract negotiations
April 11, 2013
While PSAC defends our position in jurisdictional dispute before Labour Board, PSAC members working at a number of SSO regional offices took time out of their day to picket in front of their workplaces and show solidarity with our union and our bargaining team's efforts to get our issues addressed.
January 30, 2013
This past fall our PSAC Bargaining Teams for both Regional Offices and Field Interviewers filed for arbitration when management made clear in negotiations that it was not prepared to agree to the same rights and protections that have been agreed to by other federal employers, from seniority rights to pension protections to the provision of equipment and clothing necessary to perform Field Interviewers duties.
October 15, 2012
Stats Canada makes no movement despite petitions containing hundreds of signatures being presented to management
October 4, 2012
PSAC SSO Regional Office Bargaining Team Declares Impasse and Files for Arbitration
September 18, 2012
The parties are scheduled to resume negotiations for both the Regional Office and Field Interviewer groups in early October
August 23, 2012
Union proposal would bring wages in line with other Stats Can workers. From July 17-18, the Field Interviewer bargaining team met with Stats Can in an effort to bring the parties closer to a new contract.
July 17, 2012
This past week (July 9th), our Regional Offices bargaining team met with Stats Can in an effort to bring the parties closer to a new contract.
June 29, 2012
The parties focused primarily on our team's proposals concerning new rights for employees in the context of work assignment, including the recognition of employee seniority.
June 15, 2012
SSO Regional Office Bargaining Team spends three days in bargaining with Stats Can on scheduling and job security
May 29, 2012
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.
May 28, 2012
Regional Offices Bargaining Team begins negotiations with Stats Can management.
February 22, 2012
On Wednesday February 15th and Thursday February 16th our Bargaining Teams for both the Field Interviewer (FI) and Regional Office (RO) bargaining units met with representatives for Stats Can in Ottawa to exchange proposals and commence negotiations for a new collective agreement.
December 1, 2011
The bargaining teams for Field and Regional Office Interviewers gave Statistics Canada an official notice to begin negotiations.
Jun 23, 2011
PSAC members from across Canada working for Statistical Survey hammered out their bargaining priorities and mobilization strategies at their national bargaining conference in Winnipeg on June 8 and 9, 2011.
April 28, 2011
PSAC is organizing a National Bargaining Conference for SSO membersï¿½on June 8 and 9 ï¿½in Winnipeg.