November 15, 2023
To: All Local 1 (Viterra Country Operations & Maintenance) and Local 2 (Viterra Head Office) members
Conciliation Update - Viterra Final Offer
We can confirm that we participated in conciliation yesterday and today with Viterra and this afternoon Viterra presented our bargaining committee with a final offer to settle negotiations.
This final offer is from Viterra and your bargaining committee had no part in coming up with it. We don't have the written document from the company yet, we should receive the final wording in a few days.
The Local 1 Board of Delegates and Local 2 Executive Committees will meet separately to review the final offer and arrange for ratification vote meetings. The Local 1 and 2 officers will meet, separately, late next week or early the week after that.
Once the Local 1 Board of Delegates and Local 2 Executive Committee decide on the ratification process (meetings, dates, mail-in ballots, etc.), we will update members.
GSU will develop a report on the final offer and will have it ready for members to review with the final offer. Once that report and final offer are ready, we will have them available for members.
Currently, annual meetings and strike votes are happening. Those meetings will remain the same, and the strike votes will be happening at those meetings. We are around 2/3 done with the Local 1 Annual Meetings, and the Local 2 meeting is next week.