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.

Local 1 & 2 (Viterra): Feb. 2 update on 4.5% Increase and Retro Pay

  Source: GSU bargaining committee update #43 – Feb. 2, 2024 Some members of Local 1 and 2 have been examining their pay stubs and noticing that there are problems with the 4.5% increase they were expecting to receive. This … Continue reading

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MEDIA RELEASE – GSU Local 1, 2 (Viterra) members vote, accept Company’s Jan. 4 offer

Members Approve Company’s Final Offer, Paving the Way for Collective Agreement Changes with Viterra JANUARY 19, 2024, REGINA, SK–This morning, elected officers tallied the results of the recent ratification vote on the Jan. 4, 2024 final offer of Viterra Canada. … Continue reading

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BARGAINING: GSU Locals 1, 2 (Viterra): No resolution reached at Aug. 31 bargaining session

GSU bargaining committee members are Local 1 – Jim Brown (Balgonie), Wilfred Harris (Carnduff), Shannon Antonenko (Lloydminster), David Barrett (Gull Lake), Travis Brewer (Saskatoon), Broc Goodwin (Moose Jaw) and Dale Lysitza (Lloydminster); Local 2 – Sheila Tran, Howard Wilson and … Continue reading

Local 01 - Viterra Ops & Maintenance, Local 02 - Viterra Head Office

Local 1 and 2 (Viterra) members fought for – and won – their 2022 Short Term Incentive Plan (STIP) bonus

On March 15, 2023, Viterra announced that the annual bonus paid to their employees would be paid to everyone except Local 1 and 2 members. Their excuse? The union wouldn’t agree to the company’s pay system. Let’s not kid ourselves. … Continue reading

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BARGAINING: Local 1 & 2 (Viterra): May 25, 5:00 PM deadline for CARs and Operations Maintenance staff volunteers willing to serve on the bargaining committee

The Local 1 (Viterra Operations & Maintenance) Board of Delegates met on May 16 to discuss adding additional members to the bargaining committee to bring the specific perspectives of Customer Account Representatives (CARs) and Maintenance employees to the bargaining table. … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: STIP update – Here’s what has taken place since the STIP was withheld by Viterra in March

Here’s what has taken place since the STIP was withheld by Viterra in March Tuesday Members’ Memo – May 9, 2023 In March 2023, Viterra announced the Short Term Incentive Plan (STIP) for 2022 would be paid to eligible members … Continue reading

Local 01 - Viterra Ops & Maintenance, Local 02 - Viterra Head Office, We're working on it

It was a heavy bargaining week at GSU with Locals 1 & 2 (Viterra) and Local 17 (Discovery Co-op) both meeting their management counterparts

The GSU Local 1 (Viterra Operations & Maintenance) and Local 2 (Viterra Head Office) bargaining committees were in Regina Dec. 14 and 15 for their scheduled third session of in-person negotiations with company representatives. GSU’s Local 17 (Discovery Co-op) committee … Continue reading

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Local 1 and 2 (Viterra) members can expect to receive a bargaining survey, soon

The current Local 1 (Operations/Maintenance) and Local 2 (Head Office) collective agreements with Viterra are set to expire Oct. 31. That means GSU members in these locals can anticipate our requests for input to help prepare for the upcoming negotiating … Continue reading

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Modest increases to Viterra salary ranges

As a result of a market review and a letter of understanding between the company and GSU, the minimums and maximums of most Viterra in-scope salary ranges will rise effective Jan. 1, 2022. According to GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner, … Continue reading

Local 01 - Viterra Ops & Maintenance, Local 02 - Viterra Head Office

Car loading continues to cause problems for terminal elevator employees

Being constantly expected by your employer to adapt and adjust schedules at the last moment is all too common for GSU members working for Viterra and Richardson. Fortunately, there are tools that can help push back against unreasonable expectations, create … Continue reading

Local 01 - Viterra Ops & Maintenance, Local 14 - Richardson Pioneer

Employer replies to GSU on 2022 wage increases

  Tuesday Members’ Memo – Nov. 23, 2021 A senior manager with Nutrien Ltd. has replied to GSU’s proposal of employee wage increases in 2022 that reflect the rising cost of living in Canada. On Nov. 26, Mr. Michael Webb, … Continue reading

Local 01 - Viterra Ops & Maintenance, Local 02 - Viterra Head Office, Local 15 - Nutrien

WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Local 1 (Viterra) car loading and standby issues subject of meeting

GSU president Jim Brown and general secretary Hugh Wagner are meeting with Viterra management on Aug. 10 to discuss issues related to on again/off again train loading directives and the strain imposed on country operations employees. “It seems as though … Continue reading

Local 01 - Viterra Ops & Maintenance, We're working on it

Grievance action results in pay boosts for several GSU members working in Local 1 (Viterra)

Persistence has paid off for several GSU members working in Viterra country operations and maintenance. They will soon see pay boosts as a result of GSU grievance action on their behalf. The grieving members questioned the fairness of their rates … Continue reading

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Understanding aggregate salary increases at Viterra and Nutrien

By GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner Around this time each year, GSU receives numerous contacts from union members working for Nutrien and Viterra complaining that they received a salary increase that is lower than the X percent aggregate salary increase referred to … Continue reading

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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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