CUPE workers held a demonstration during the noon hour on Friday at the Viterra head office in downtown Regina.
CUPE national representative Jean-Pierre Proulx says the protest is about the lock-out of 51 Viterra workers at the port of Montreal this winter.
He says the locked out workers want parity in pensions with other Viterra workers and other contract improvements. He wants the company to get back to the bargaining table.
“We’re coming down here to make a rally and get the commitment from Viterra that we’re going to sit down and bargain.
“You cannot put 51 people in lock out and not bargain.”
Proulx says the members are seeking parity in pensions with other Viterra workers as well as improved health and safety issues.
“Because the main office is down here in Regina, we came down here from Montreal, me and the President and we’re trying to do a little rally to ask Viterra, especially Kyle Jeworski, who is the CEO from Viterra, to sit down with us and bargain.”
Proulx says the 51 Montreal workers have been locked out since January 31st.