Author Archives: Grain and General Services Union

Congratulations to our RUSH league final ticket winners

Congratulations to our RUSH league final Game 1 winners. Sounds like there will be some interesting cheers in the GSU seats this Saturday. Winners of two tickets: James Hajewich (Local 1 – Viterra) “The motto of the rush after each … Continue reading

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Local 7 bargaining committee reaches tentative settlement with Heartland Livestock Services 

On May 10, the bargaining committee of GSU Local 7’s Heather MacKay, Larry Worobetz, and lead negotiator/staff rep Donna Driediger  reached a tentative agreement renewal bargaining settlement with Heartland Livestock  Services. The tentative settlement is subject to a membership vote. A memorandum of agreement … Continue reading

Bargaining, Local 07 - Heartland Livestock

ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: workplace mediation at a GSU-represented workplace

Recently members at a GSU-represented workplace attended a workplace mediation meeting to address conflict between a number of union members and their manager. The mediation process resulted from grievance action taken by the union members in response to complaints they … Continue reading

Another Problem Solved

Congratulations Cameron Eytcheson (Local 1 – Viterra) and James Hajewich (Local 1 – Viterra) – our RUSH ticket winners

Cameron Eytcheson (Local 1 – Viterra) and James Hajewich (Local 1 – Viterra) entered our draw and each won two tickets to the May 10 Rush playoff game. In our May 1 Tuesday Members’ Memo we asked you to tell us what professional sports … Continue reading

Just for fun

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY: Prairie School for Union Women – June 10-14 at Waskesiu Lake, SK

June 10-14, 2018 – Waskesiu Lake, SK  The Prairie School for Union Women offers trade union women an intensive four days of learning and sharing in a supportive environment. The goals of the school are to develop women’s personal and … Continue reading

Education

ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: steps to create, foster, and enforce a safe workplace

A member was terminated following an investigation into complaints regarding their conduct at work. The member contacted GSU, consulted with staff rep Steve Torgerson, and filed a grievance. When Steve researched and prepared for grievance hearings, he identified a reoccurring theme … Continue reading

Another Problem Solved

CLC/United Way post-secondary scholarship – Another scholarship opportunity for GSU members and their dependents

The Canadian Labour Congress Young Workers Program and United Way Centraide Canada are offering a $2,500 post-secondary scholarship to a union members or their dependants. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Current union member, or the child/dependent of a union … Continue reading

Scholarships

On April 28 each year we remember workers injured or killed on the job.

As we enter a busy season for many GSU members, please do your part to help make your workplace safer. Ensure you have the proper training to do your job, and remember you have the right to refuse dangerous work. … Continue reading

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GSU scholarship application forms are now available

2018 GSU scholarship forms and guidelines 2018 scholarship form guidelines [pdf] 2018 scholarship essay topic requirement information [pdf] 2018 scholarship form for dependants of GSU members  [pdf] 2018 scholarship form for GSU members or spouses of GSU members [pdf] GSU is pleased to … Continue reading

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We’ve made some changes at GSU’s Regina office. Drop by and check them out.

With recent staff retirements, a new hire, and directives from GSU’s recent biennial convention, a spring cleaning shake-up has hit GSU’s Regina office. If you haven’t been through the 2334 McIntyre Street location recently you will notice big changes the … Continue reading

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Staff rep Donna Driediger spoke to a member who was having concerns about whether or not to apply for a position in their area

That’s the whole story. A member phoned with concerns and one of our staff reps helped talk things through and offer advice.  Just want advice? GSU staff reps can help. No problem is too small. If you need advice or … Continue reading

Another Problem Solved

Need help with an Employment Insurance claim? Contact your staff rep or the Unemployed Workers’ Help centre

A member was having problems with their Employment Insurance claim. Staff rep Steve Torgerson assisted the member and worked to make sure the claim form had been submitted correctly. After determining all was in order, Steve turned to Mark Crawford … Continue reading

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Staff rep Dale Markling answered a member’s questions about their merit increase

  That’s the whole story. A member phoned with questions and one of our staff reps answered them.  Just want advice? GSU staff reps can help. No problem is too small. If you need advice or ideas about how to … Continue reading

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Women had to work three months and 10 days into 2018 to earn the same amount made by a man in 2017

Nationally, women in Canada make 74 cents for every dollar earned by a man per year. That means on average, women had to work three months and 10 days into 2018 to earn the same amount made by a man … Continue reading

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We are deeply saddened over the tragedy that has befallen the team members, family and community of the Humboldt Broncos

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