Author Archives: Grain and General Services Union

Congratulations to Rodney Kennedy and Lori Harris who each won two tickets to the Riders’ playoff game

Lori Harris (Nutrien – Maymont) and Rodney Kennedy (Richardson – Assiniboia) will be in the stands to watch the Riders take on the Bombers this Sunday.  Congratulations to Rodney and Lori, and thanks to everyone who entered our contest. Watch … Continue reading

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GSU has sent three grievances to arbitration

  The first grievance is in relation to Local 9 (Trouw) members who did not receive their work performance evaluations in a timely manner. The members in question are seeking adjustments to their rates of pay.  The second grievance is … Continue reading

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Confronting inappropriate comments at work

Harassing, inappropriate or unwanted comments or behaviours can have a significant and long lasting negative consequences to a workplace. It can take a heavy toll on the member who is receiving the negative comments or behaviours, but it can also … Continue reading

FYI posts

General Secretary Hugh Wagner’s annual report to union members is available here

This report will be reviewed at the upcoming autumn annual meetings. General Secretary’s 2018 Report to Members

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Submitting a claim to insurance provider

A member called staff representative Steve Torgerson with questions about their benefit plan. The member was hired eights months ago and wasn’t sure how to claim for prescription medicine or how to submit a claim.  Steve walked the member through … Continue reading

Another Problem Solved

Arbitrator to hear grievance on termination of employee’s extended health benefits while on LTD – Sept. 12, 13 & 14

A policy grievance filed on behalf of all of the members of Local 8 (Advance) and an individual member’s grievance will be heard by an arbitrator on September 12, 13 and 14. The grievances challenge the employer’s termination of an … Continue reading

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We’re giving away tickets to the Riders’ Sept. 15 home game against the Redblacks

Enter to win two tickets to the game by submitting your answer to the following: Summer is a fond memory and the kids are back in school. When you were in school, what did you want to be when you … Continue reading

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8 simple steps to winning over everyone in the workplace

Love them or not, we all have co-workers. We may not agree with their politics, enjoy their punny sense of humour, or appreciate their half-full coffee cups in the office sink, but it’s in everyone’s best interest to co-exist and … Continue reading

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Returning to work after an extended absence?  Review your rights with your GSU staff rep

GSU members returning to work from an extended absence as a result of illness or injury are encouraged to contact a GSU staff rep before finalizing the terms of their return. Most often the return to work process works very … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our Labour Day Classic ticket winners – Julianne Popel (Local 14 – Richardson) and Jeff Seabrook (Local 1 – Viterra)

Can the Riders carry their winning streak over to this weekend’s Labour Day Classic? According to the answers GSU members submitted to GSU’s contest question, they have no doubt the Riders will be the victor when they take on the … Continue reading

Just for fun

Would you like to attend the SFL’s OH&S Conference being held Sept. 12-14 in Regina? Learn more here.

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour OH&S Conference September 12-14, 2018 ~ Delta Hotel, Regina, SK The courses offered at the 2018 OH&S conference are:  Occupational Health and Safety and the Act and Regulations Effective OH&S Working Committees Harassment Investigation in the … Continue reading

Education

WE’RE WORKING ON IT: standby pay, loading cars if a train shows up on the weekend

GSU staff rep Donna Driediger spoke with members who have been expected to be ready to load cars if a train shows up on the weekend, but are not being compensated as standby pay.  Donna advised members if the expectation … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Another EI appeal win saves $9,664 for former GSU member

A GSU member working for the Western Producer received notice that his position was being eliminated effective the end of July 2017. The union member elected to go on layoff subject to recall and to defer his employment termination date … Continue reading

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Congratulations to GSU’s 2018 scholarship and bursary recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship and bursary recipients who were each selected to receive $2,000 from GSU’s scholarship and bursary programs. Taylor Adolph – GSU scholarship Stephanie Carnduff – GSU scholarship Cheyanne Knight – GSU scholarship Aadyn Oleksyn – GSU scholarship Jana Sasakamoose … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Standby Pay

GSU staff representatives Donna Driediger spoke with members who have been expected to be ready to load cars if a train shows up on the weekend, but are not being compensated with standby pay. Donna advised members if the expectation … Continue reading

We're working on it