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Bargaining with Viterra to resume March 26

The GSU Local 1 (Viterra Ops) and Local 2 (Viterra Head Office) bargaining committee will resume agreement renewal collective bargaining with Viterra representatives on March 26 and 27. “Since the last bargaining meeting in February, GSU’s committee has been able … Continue reading

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Rally in Solidarity with UFCW 1400 on March 27

CUPW 824 will be hosting a rally in support of Co-op workers who have been fighting back against their employer’s abandonment of co-op principles – like fairness and pay equity – since November 2018. The rally will take place: Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Working People Need a Fairness Budget: 10 Things Canada’s unions want to see in Budget 2019

The 2019 federal budget signals the government’s plans and priorities leading up to the fall election. Canada’s unions expect budget 2019 to outline a multi-year roadmap making significant improvements to the well-being of working people and vulnerable groups in Canada. … Continue reading

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EDUCATION: SFL/CLC Spring School, Prairie School for Union Women

SFL/CLC Spring School 2019Temple Garden Spa & Resort, Moose Jaw SKMay 6-10, 2019 Courses offered: Facing Management Effectively Unionism on Turtle Island H&S Activism and Your Mental and Physical Health Domestic Violence at Work Member Engagement – Member Action Pre-retirement … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Jury Duty

A member called staff rep Dale Marking inquiring about jury duty pay.  Most GSU collective agreements have a provision that ensures that if a member is called for jury duty, they don’t suffer a loss of pay while serving as … Continue reading

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Bargaining gets underway in Local 4 (Grain Millers)

GSU’s Local 4 bargaining committee and staff rep Steve Torgerson met with the company’s bargaining committee for a bargaining session Feb. 12 and 13  in Yorkton. In addition to exchanging bargaining proposals, the two sides participated in frank and open … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Filling position on TPHD basis

GSU staff rep Dale Markling is working with an employer to fill a position on a temporary performance of higher duty basis until the position is filled on a permanent basis.  “When employees are expected to cover a higher position … Continue reading

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GSU/Viterra bargaining productive, settlement yet to be reached

The bargaining committee for GSU Locals 1 and 2 met with Viterra management on February 12 and 13. According to GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner, the bargaining meetings were productive but a settlement has yet to be reached. “The Union … Continue reading

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Just want advice? We can help

No problem is too big or small for your GSU staff rep. If you need advice or ideas about how to handle a workplace situation, call us. Your inquiry will be treated with the strictest confidentiality, and contacting GSU does … Continue reading

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Enter and you could win two tickets to the Feb. 22 RUSH game

Rush tickets. You want them, we have them!  Check out our Feb. 12 Tuesday Members’ Memo and enter to win two tickets to watch the Saskatchewan Rush take on the Colorado Mammoth on Feb. 22. Deadline to enter is 9:00 … Continue reading

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Unions bargain a $100 million payout to low-wage workers in B.C.

BY: CALM 2019-02-08 UNION HATERS ARE HAVING A HARD TIME IN B.C. There is a $100 million answer to the question “what have unions done for you lately.” Two union bargaining associations have won a total of $100 million dollars … Continue reading

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AEA/GSU Local 8 members vote, approve settlement

Members of AEA/GSU Local 8 have voted to approve a new three-year collective agreement with Advance Tank Production Ltd./Advance Tank Centres Ltd. The new collective agreement provides for a wage increase of 2 percent effective and retroactive to Nov. 1, 2018, … Continue reading

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Time for another RUSH ticket draw!

For a chance to win two tickets to the game on Feb. 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. against the Calgary Roughnecks, all you need to do is send your email entry to gsu@gsu.ca by completing the following sentence: It is so cold … Continue reading

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Conciliation between AEA/GSU Local 8 and Advance Tank Production/Tank Centres

The first conciliation meeting between AEA/GSU Local 8 and the employer will take place on Jan. 25. A provincially appointed conciliator will meet with both sides in an effort to assist resolving the current bargaining impasse. The bargaining impasse is … Continue reading

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Bargaining Update – GSU Locals 1 & 2 (Viterra)

According to Hugh Wagner, GSU’s Locals 1 and 2 bargaining committee had a useful exchange on all bargaining issues when they met with Viterra representatives on Jan. 15, 16 and 17, 2019. “This was the second bargaining meeting and the … Continue reading

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