Local 15 (Nutrien) bargaining update: tentative settlement reached

GSU’s Local 15 bargaining committee is happy to report that as a result of the bargaining session with company representatives on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 a tentative settlement has been reached.

A report has been sent to Local 15 members.

A password to the Memorandum of Settlement was included.

(L-r) GSU bargaining committee members Lynn Shaw, Dale Markling (spokesperson), Steve Torgerson, Brian Cowan, and Curtis Cousins.

Bargaining session results in tentative settlement for Local 15 (Nutrien)

SOURCE: Tuesday Members’ Memo – Oct. 6, 2020

GSU’s Local 15 bargaining committee has reached a tentative settlement with Nutrien Ag Solutions (Canada) Inc. The two sides met in Regina on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, resulting in a memorandum of settlement.

Both parties are recommending ratification of the settlement.

A copy of the memorandum of settlement has been shared with GSU Local 15 members, and a full bargaining report, video conference meetings, and a mail-in ballot are being arranged. Details of the settlement will not be shared outside the Local until a ratification vote has been held later this month.

“On behalf of our bargaining committee, I want to thank Local 15 members for their support and patience through this process. It has been a long haul through bargaining to reach a tentative settlement. The members’ rejection of the initial company offer and our committee’s resolve to stand fast for guarantees sent a message that the company heard,” said Local 15 president Brian Cowan. “Our bargaining committee feels this contract will provide stability to Local 15 members for the long term, and provide a framework for future contracts.”