Author Archives: Grain and General Services Union

Vacancy on Board of Directors of GSU Defense Fund

In the near future GSU’s elected officers will vote to elect a new director. Please let us know if you are interested in being a candidate. Details are available, below. Contact the GSU office in Regina if you are a member … Continue reading

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GSU officers gather for Joint Executive Council meeting

The Joint Executive Council (board of directors) of GSU met in Regina on May 15 to review GSU’s 2018 audited financial statements, related financial reports, and other union business. In addition, Council members received a financial report covering union operations … Continue reading

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Saskatchewan introduces five-day paid leave for domestic and sexual violence victims

Saskatchewan will be offering paid leave to victims of domestic and sexual violence who require time off from work. According the government officials, the employees can use the leave to move, obtain support services, get medical help and attend court … Continue reading

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Picketline insight and a note of sincere thanks from UFCW 1400

The right to strike is an important part of belonging to a union. Withholding labour is one of few options for an employee who is in a dispute with their employer. Making the decision to strike against your employer is … Continue reading

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Grain Millers makes final offer to GSU Local 4 members

Grain Millers Canada Corporation has made a Final Offer to Local 4 members following the negotiations with GSU Local 4’s bargaining committee on May 1-3. Grain Millers Final Offer – 2019 [pdf] This information was sent to members by email … Continue reading

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Send your teen to the SFL Summer Camp – Aug. 10-16

This year’s camp will be held at the Shekinah Retreat Centre (near Waldheim, SK). This popular camp empowers young people through learning. Young people aged 13-16 who are children of union members (like GSU) are eligible to attend. The camp is … Continue reading

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Mastering your performance review

Do you remember the feeling you got in the pit of your stomach when it came time for your teacher to hand out report cards? It didn’t matter whether you were expecting a good or bad one. You just weren’t … Continue reading

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Happy May Day!

May 1 is celebrated in many countries as a traditional springtime festival and as an international day honouring workers. If you are in Saskatoon, consider attending the May 1 at 1:00 p.m. ceremony in Friendship Park (19 Street E. (Spadina … Continue reading

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Vote Results Released – GSU Locals 1 and 2

All of the membership meetings have been completed and the ballots cast to date by GSU Local 1 and 2 members on Viterra’s April 2, 2019 final offer have been tallied. The results of the voting are as follows. Local … Continue reading

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1 MINUTE ACTION: Help keep Canadian workers safe

Every year on April 28, the National Day of Mourning commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and occupational exposures. Canada’s unions continue to call for better enforcement of related legislations. They … Continue reading

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GSU’s Joint Executive Council meeting to be held May 15

The Joint Executive Council (JEC) of GSU comprises the representatives elected by the Locals. This group of officers is the governing body of the union which formulates policy and oversees the business of the GSU between Policy Conventions. At its … Continue reading

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Today is #EqualPayDay

According to the Ontario’s Equal Pay Coalition, today the average female worker’s earnings since Jan. 1, 2018 match their male co-worker’s earnings for the 2018 calendar year. The numbers don’t lie, and they are appalling. Today – in 2019 – women … Continue reading

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BARGAINING UPDATES: Grain Millers, Discovery Co-op, Lloydminster Co-op

Local 4 (Grain Millers) bargaining meeting April 10, 2019 The Local 4 bargaining committee met with Company representatives March 26-28. This was the second time both sides have met since negotiations began.   The Company has taken a hard line this … Continue reading

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Local 2 (Viterra – Regina Office) NOTICE OF EMPLOYER FINAL OFFER AND VOTE

April 3, 2019 GSU Local 2 Members (Viterra Head Office), On March 26 and 27, 2019 the bargaining committees for GSU Locals 1 and 2 met with Viterra representatives to resume agreement renewal collective bargaining. Despite our best efforts those … Continue reading

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Local 1 (Viterra – Ops & Maintenance) NOTICE OF EMPLOYER FINAL OFFER AND VOTE

 April 3, 2019 GSU Local 1 Members (Viterra Country Operations & Maintenance), On March 26 and 27, 2019 the bargaining committees for GSU Locals 1 and 2 met with Viterra representatives to resume agreement renewal collective bargaining. Despite our best … Continue reading

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