Regina, Saskatchewan – Viterra Canada (the Company) has received 72-hour strike notice from the Grain and General Services Union (GSU) Locals 1 and 2, representing 436 employees across Saskatchewan and the Regina office.
Viterra is committed to safety in the workplace and has a long history of working fairly and respectfully with its employees. Viterra is committed to providing its employees with competitive pay and benefits within a performance-based process.
Both parties are scheduled to resume bargaining on January 3 and 4 with a government appointed mediator. In the event an agreement cannot be reached, the GSU will be in a strike position effective January 5 at 2:00 PM. The company may also consider a lockout in the event an agreement cannot be reached.
“We are committed to the collective bargaining process and remain cautiously optimistic that we will be able to arrive at an agreement with the GSU”, stated Jordan Jakubowski, VP of Human Resources for Viterra Canada.
In the event of a strike or lockout, Viterra has contingency plans in place to minimize disruptions to its customers. Any changes to location hours, or operations will be communicated.
For further information, please contact:
Peter Flengeris, Viterra Canada
At Viterra, we believe in the power of connection. Our world-leading, fully integrated agriculture network connects producers to consumers with sustainable, traceable and quality-controlled agricultural products. With more than 17,500 talented employees operating in 37 countries, our strategic network of agricultural storage, processing and transport assets enable us to offer innovative solutions and open pathways for our customers, creating successful partnerships that last. Together, we are stronger, and achieve more.