72-hour strike notice issued by Union representing Viterra workers

The union representing Viterra workers has given 72-hour strike notice to the Viterra Canada Inc. 

This comes after more than a year of negotiations have stalled between the company and GSU Local 1 (Viterra Country Operations and Maintenance) and Local 2 (Viterra Regina Head Office), and after GSU Local 1 and 2 rejected Viterra’s final offer on December 15.

The union says, in a statement, they are seeking “fair wages, improved work-life balance, and workplace respect.”

Talks are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, providing an opportunity for a resolution.

“This strike notice provides for time for the company to come back to negotiations and address members concerns.” said GSU General Secretary Steve Torgerson, “But members are not willing to give the company much longer. It is time for them to take bargaining seriously.” 

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