Author Archives: Grain and General Services Union

Conciliation between AEA/GSU Local 8 and Advance Tank Production/Tank Centres

The first conciliation meeting between AEA/GSU Local 8 and the employer will take place on Jan. 25. A provincially appointed conciliator will meet with both sides in an effort to assist resolving the current bargaining impasse. The bargaining impasse is … Continue reading

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Bargaining Update – GSU Locals 1 & 2 (Viterra)

According to Hugh Wagner, GSU’s Locals 1 and 2 bargaining committee had a useful exchange on all bargaining issues when they met with Viterra representatives on Jan. 15, 16 and 17, 2019. “This was the second bargaining meeting and the … Continue reading

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Bargaining update: New agreement for Local 9 (Trouw), bargaining continues in Local 17 (Discovery Co-op), Local 18 (Lloydminster Co-op)

New agreement for Local 9 – Hi-Pro (Trouw Nutrition) Members of GSU Local 9 voted and ratified a new collective agreement on January 7. Notable improvements to the collective agreement included the addition of a complete severance package paying two weeks of severance per year … Continue reading

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GSU Locals 1 and 2 begin agreement renewal bargaining with Viterra [view bargaining proposals here]

View and download a copy of the union’s bargaining proposals here: GSU Local 1 (Viterra Country Ops and Maintenance) and Local 2 (Viterra Head Office) bargaining proposals [Dec. 5, 2018] GSU’s bargaining committee representing members of Local 1 (country operations … Continue reading

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Summary of GSU Local 14 and Richardson bargaining settlement

The major highlights of the settlement approved by a majority of GSU Local 14 members are summarized below: The new collective agreement is for a term of three (3) years commencing Jan. 1, 2019 and expiring Dec. 31, 2021. The new agreement … Continue reading

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December 6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, simply because they were women. December 6 is recognized as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On this day, we also commemorate missing and murdered … Continue reading

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Majority of Local 14 (Richardson) members approve settlement

Ten membership meetings were conducted between November 28 and December 3 to give GSU Local 14 members an opportunity to vote on the terms of a tentative agreement renewal bargaining settlement with Richardson International. The ballots have been counted and … Continue reading

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Tentative bargaining settlement reached, GSU Local 14 (Richardson) and Richardson International Limited

GSU’s Local 14 (Richardson) bargaining committee has reached a tentative bargaining settlement with Richardson International Limited for the amendment and renewal of the collective agreement covering country operations and maintenance employees that expires on December 31, 2018. The bargaining settlement … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Work schedules for weekend loading

GSU staff representative Donna Driediger has been working with members from Viterra to clarify their working schedule for weekend loading. “It is not unreasonable for members to know what options the Company has for having members work overtime on weekend … Continue reading

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BARGAINING UPDATE: Richardson, Viterra (Nov. 13)

Updated Nov. 13, 2018 GSU and Richardson International Bargaining GSU Local 14’s bargaining committee met with Richardson International representatives on Nov. 1 and 2. Bargaining proposals were exchanged and some progress was made in resolving a number of issues. Bargaining … Continue reading


Support striking UFCW Local 1400 (Co-op) striking members! Learn more and hear from the strikers, here

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Congratulations to Rodney Kennedy and Lori Harris who each won two tickets to the Riders’ playoff game

Lori Harris (Nutrien – Maymont) and Rodney Kennedy (Richardson – Assiniboia) will be in the stands to watch the Riders take on the Bombers this Sunday.  Congratulations to Rodney and Lori, and thanks to everyone who entered our contest. Watch … Continue reading

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GSU has sent three grievances to arbitration

  The first grievance is in relation to Local 9 (Trouw) members who did not receive their work performance evaluations in a timely manner. The members in question are seeking adjustments to their rates of pay.  The second grievance is … Continue reading

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Confronting inappropriate comments at work

Harassing, inappropriate or unwanted comments or behaviours can have a significant and long lasting negative consequences to a workplace. It can take a heavy toll on the member who is receiving the negative comments or behaviours, but it can also … Continue reading

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General Secretary Hugh Wagner’s annual report to union members is available here

This report will be reviewed at the upcoming autumn annual meetings. General Secretary’s 2018 Report to Members

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