NUTRIEN BARGAINING: What should we tackle now … and what should wait until next time?

Planning is underway for a bargaining preparation meeting of GSU Local 15 delegates in Regina on Sept. 19. The meeting will focus on assembling agreement renewal bargaining proposals from priorities identified by Local 15 members. Delegates will also elect a bargaining committee to meet with the employer’s representatives as we negotiate a renewed collective agreement covering unionized facilities in Saskatchewan.  

“Members have already indicated that they want to address a decent wage increase payable to every employee and clear steps taking employees to the top of the salary range for their position in bargaining a new collective agreement,” said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. “Achieving these objectives will require determination and unity within the membership.”

GSU staff have analyzed the results of our recent Local 15 bargaining survey and broke it down into categories for discussion at this meeting.

If you are an elected Local 15 officer or a GSU member working for Nutrien, join us for the meeting. We need you to help decide what issues the bargaining committee should tackle this autumn and what might need to wait for next time.

Delegates attending the meeting in Regina are entitled to fully paid union leave, accommodation, meal, and travel expenses.

The current collective agreement between Nutrien and GSU expires on December 31, 2019.  

Contact your GSU staff rep for more information and watch GSU’s web page and upcoming Tuesday Members’ Memos for updates as the meeting date draws closer.