GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner was asked for banked overtime clarification when local management began suggesting to employees they were obliged to use up or be paid any banked overtime above 40 hours.
Wagner raised the matter with HR to confirm the understanding between GSU and Viterra that employees can carry up to 80 hours in their overtime bank before being required to take time off work or be paid for the banked time. Viterra HR confirmed the 80-hour banked time understanding.
“Every so often the local understanding about the rules and the give and take covering various working conditions needs to be refreshed, ” said Wagner. “When an issue arises, contact your union representatives. We’re always happy to help.”
Identifying problems as soon as they arise benefits everyone, and sometimes a brief comment, email, or meeting is all that’s needed to address a situation. Call your GSU staff rep when you have questions or think there is a problem to be fixed.