GSU/Viterra bargaining productive, settlement yet to be reached
The bargaining committee for GSU Locals 1 and 2 met with Viterra management on February 12 and 13.
According to GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner, the bargaining meetings were productive but a settlement has yet to be reached.
"The Union bargaining committee is planning to convene a conference call with Local 1 delegates on February 21," Wagner said. "The purpose of the conference call is to update and consult with the delegates in relation to key bargaining issues."
"Following the call with the delegates I will be contacting Viterra management to arrange for a follow up to the February 13 bargaining meeting," Wagner said.
AEA/GSU Local 8 members vote, approve settlement
Members of AEA/GSU Local 8 have voted to approve a new three-year collective agreement with Advance Tank Production Ltd./Advance Tank Centres Ltd.
The new collective agreement provides for a wage increase of 2 percent effective and retroactive to Nov. 1, 2018, followed by increases of 2 percent effective Nov. 1, 2019 and Nov. 1, 2020.
Among other items, the new collective agreement also includes language to better address plant closure and a 25
per hour increase to shift and unusual work premiums.
The membership ratification vote was held on Feb. 14.