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Grain handlers reject union; Sask. health-care talks drag on; Criminal record checks challenged
By Compiled by the editors of CLV Reports
|Western Report|Last Updated: 07/13/2009

Grain handlers reject union

Winnipeg — In a vote supervised by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board, the 197 grain handlers employed by Viterra in Manitoba have overwhelmingly rejected union representation. More than 80 per cent of the 183 employees who mailed back a ballot voted against the Grain Services Union. This union represents about 1,000 Viterra workers in other parts of Western Canada and had been certified to represent the workers in Manitoba in July 2008. However, Viterra contested the order because it included two grain-handling units that had been in another bargaining unit before Viterra became the employer.

Sask. health-care talks drag on