Several Local 1 (Viterra) members scheduled to work 13.3 hour shifts from Thursday, October 12 to Saturday, October 14 inclusive were told they had to reduce their work time by eight hours since Thanksgiving Day fell on the Monday of that week, putting them in an overtime situation. The affected employees didn’t think the instruction was fair and contacted GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner.
In turn, Wagner contacted Viterra HR to follow up on the members’ complaint. The issue was investigated and it turned out to be a miscommunication on management’s part. The problem was fixed by the next day.
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