Category Archives: Local 01 – Viterra Ops & Maintenance

Local 1 – Country Ops and Maintenance – Viterra (SK).

The Local is subdivided into the following 22 Sub-Locals:

Sub-Local 1.1 – Regina and district.
Sub-Local 1.2 – Saskatoon and district.
Sub-Local 1.3 – Moose Jaw and district.
Sub-Local 1.4 – Yorkton and district.
Sub-Local 1.5 – Humboldt and district.

Sub-Local 1.6 – North Battleford and district.
Sub-Local 1.7 – Assiniboia and district.
Sub-Local 1.8 – Grenfell and district.
Sub-Local 1.9 – Weyburn and district.
Sub-Local 1.10 – Raymore and district.

Sub-Local 1.11 – Davidson and district.
Sub-Local 1.12 – Carnduff and district.
Sub-Local 1.13 – Tisdale and district.
Sub-Local 1.14 – Wadena and district.
Sub-Local 1.15 – Rosetown and district.

Sub-Local 1.16 – Swift Current and district.
Sub-Local 1.17 – Canora and district.
Sub-Local 1.18 – Prince Albert and district.
Sub-Local 1.19 – Melfort and district.
Sub-Local 1.20 – Nipawin and district.

Sub-Local 1.21 – Unity and district.
Sub-Local 1.22 – Lloydminster and district.

Grievance update on storm stayed employees

On Nov. 9 a number of GSU Local 1 (Viterra) members were prevented from going to work as a result of a severe snow storm that affected communities in south west and west central Saskatchewan. In response to inquiries from … Continue reading

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Local 1 (Viterra) delegates, Local 2 (Viterra Office) executive members meet, approve salary schedule changes, and elect officers

GSU Local 1 (Viterra Operations/Maintenance) delegates and the Local 2 (Viterra head office) executive committee members have agreed to a proposal from Viterra management to make modest increases to most of the minimums and maximums of the salary structures in the collective agreements … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Executive Grievance for storm-stayed Viterra employees moving to Step 2

GSU’s executive grievance claiming pressing necessity leave for Viterra employees who were storm stayed on Nov. 9 is going to a Step 2 grievance meeting early in the new year. “We attempted to convince the employer of the merits of … 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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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Local 1 (Viterra) employee requests payout of overtime

A Viterra employee requested that some of their banked overtime be paid out.  The employee’s manager denied the payout of the entire portion and suggested that time off be used for the remainder.   Staff rep Dale Markling had previously addressed the … Continue reading

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Do you work for Viterra operations and maintenance, Viterra head office, or Richardson? Help us prepare for Autumn 2018 bargaining by completing this survey

GSU collective agreements covering members in Local 1 (Viterra Operations and Maintenance, Local 2 (Viterra Head Office, and Local 14 (Richardson) are coming open for agreement renewal bargaining this autumn. Members in these locals are asked to help prepare by … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Do you know what conditions will apply when taking unused vacation immediately adjacent to retirement or other employment termination?

  In December 2016 a long-service Local 1 (Viterra – Operations) member contacted GSU staff rep Dale Markling upon discovering his employment had been terminated when he decided to burn up a few days’ vacation immediately before retiring. The union … Continue reading

Another Problem Solved, Local 01 - Viterra Ops & Maintenance

Glencore confirms interest, takeover pitch for U.S. grain trader Bunge Ltd.

A Glencore takeover of Bunge would make Glencore a major player in the agricultural market and break dominance of the industry by Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., Bunge, Cargill Inc. and Louis Dreyfus Co. Learn more here:  www.abc.net.au – Glencore confirms ‘informal’ approach … Continue reading

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Ballots counted – Locals 1 and 2 (Viterra) settlements approved

The ballots cast by GSU members have been counted and the tentative agreement renewal bargaining settlements reached between Viterra and GSU on April 15, 2016 have been approved by a majority of union members who voted. Steps will now be … Continue reading

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