Nutrien Ag Retail outlets at Fielding, Kincaid and Norquay ordered in GSU bargaining unit

Read the Board’s decision here:
September 11 2020 SLRB 218 18 Reasons for Decision

In a decision released on Sept. 11 the Saskatchewan Labour Relation Board (SLRB) has ruled that Nutrien’s Ag Retail Outlets in Fielding, Kincaid and Norquay are in GSU’s bargaining unit. The SLRB decision also means that except for Ag Retail Managers all of the employees at the three locations are in the union bargaining unit.

GSU filed an application with the SLRB on Oct. 31, 2018 to include the three locations in the union bargaining unit. Nutrien opposed the application and the matter was heard by a panel of the SLRB on Dec. 5 and 6, 2019.

“Although it has taken quite a bit of time to get to this point, we are very pleased with the outcome,” said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. “GSU has said the disputed locations are in the union from the get go and it’s always good to be vindicated.”

“While there is always a possibility the employer will seek to appeal the SLRB decision at the Court of Queen’s Bench, it is my sincere hope that Nutrien accepts the decision and moves on with GSU to implement the order,” Wagner said.

GSU will be communicating with the employees at the three locations. The full decision of the SLRB can be read on GSU’s web page by clicking here.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, contact your GSU staff rep.