Viterra country and head office employees are expected to vote later in January on tentative collective agreements reached with the grain company in mid-December.
The Grain and General Services Union Local 1 and 2 committees and Viterra management agreed to settlements just days before Glencore’s takeover of Viterra was completed Dec. 17.
Ratification meetings are scheduled between Jan. 7 and 17. The company has already ratified the agreement.
GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner said Local 1 represents 900 to 1,000 workers in country operations and maintenance in Saskatchewan, while Local 2 represents 200 workers in the Regina head office. Workers at the Calgary head office, which Glencore is moving back to Regina, were not GSU members.
Some Western Producer staff members are members of the GSU but form a different local and are not part of this particular bargaining group.