LOCAL 15 VOTE UPDATE: Majority approves bargaining settlement between GSU and CPS

REGINA, SK, June 10, 2016 – The polls have closed and the ballots have been counted in GSU Local 15 members’ vote on the tentative agreement renewal bargaining settlement between the union and CPS Canada. The majority of Local 15 members who returned their mail-in ballots have voted to approve the tentative settlement.

CPS management has been informed of the result of the GSU ratification vote.

Work will now begin to implement the settlement and finalize a new collective agreement covering unionized employees at Ag retail branches, the Nipawin seed plant and AG research and development operations.

“It’s a great exercise in democracy when employees vote on their terms and conditions of employment. This is a right only unionized employees have,” said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. “Thanks to the GSU bargaining committee for their hard work and thanks union members for their support and participation in the vote.”

Wagner reports that with agreement renewal bargaining resolved, closer attention will be given to addressing the scope of the union’s bargaining unit with CPS in Saskatchewan.