Author Archives: Grain and General Services Union

Congratulations to GSU’s 2019 scholarship recipients

We are pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of our five $2,000 GSU scholarships.   Katelyn Barsi  GSU MEMBER SCHOLARSHIPLocal 1.2 GSU member – Viterra/Moose Jaw terminalStudies:  Public Fire Paramedic Program  Austin Kearns  DEPENDANT SCHOLARSHIPLocal 2 GSU member Raelee Kearns – Viterra Head … Continue reading

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2018-2022 GSU Local 1 (Viterra Ops/Maintenance) and Local 2 (Viterra Head Office) collective agreements are now available online

The new collective agreements have been signed by company and union officials, and they are available for you under the collective agreement tab in the navigation bar above, or here: GSU Local 1 (Viterra Operations & Maintenance) collective agreement GSU … Continue reading

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SURVEY: Thank you to everyone who completed their Local 15 (Nutrien) bargaining survey

GSU members set the direction for the union, so it’s important that you tell us what you would changes to your collective agreement you would like to see your union bargaining committee pursue in the upcoming round of contract negotiations … Continue reading

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Check out your Joint Executive Council’s annual report

The 2018/2019 Annual Report to GSU members by the union’s Joint Executive Council (board of directors) is available to be read and/or downloaded. 2018/2019 Annual Report of GSU’s Joint Executive Council The Annual Report contains important information for GSU members … Continue reading

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Local 18 (Lloyd. & District Co-op) members vote to accept settlement

GSU’s Local 18 bargaining committee reached a memorandum of settlement with their employer, and on June 5, Local 18 members’ voted to accept the terms of the memorandum as the basis of their new four-year collective agreement. If you have … Continue reading

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Memorandum of settlement reached in Local 4 (Grain Millers) negotiations

The GSU Local 4 (Grain Millers) and Grain Millers Canada Corporation bargaining committees reached a memorandum of settlement during their May 29 and 30 bargaining session. Local 4/Grain Millers Canada Corp Memorandum of Settlement [pdf] Additional information will be available to … Continue reading

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Local 4 (Grain Millers) members reject final offer, resume negotiations May 29/30

On May 22, Local 4 members working for Grain Millers in Yorkton voted to reject the company’s May 13, 2019 Final Offer and to authorize strike action. The Local 4 bargaining committee reached out to company representatives requesting both sides … Continue reading

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Local 15 (Nutrien) – bargaining preparation schedule

Bargaining Survey (June 3 to 30, 2019) A GSU survey is being developed for Local 15 (Nutrien) members to identify their bargaining priorities and workplace concerns. The survey will be emailed to Local 15 members in early June and will remain … Continue reading

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Local 15 (Nutrien) bargaining preparations set to begin

Contact work with members of GSU Local 15 (Nutrien Ag Solutions) will get underway in the near future. Initially, GSU staff representatives will begin contacting union members to start the dialogue and identify agreement renewal bargaining priorities. The collective agreements … Continue reading

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Local 16 (Lake Country) members narrowly approve final offer

On May 17 members of GSU Local 16 working for Lake Country Co-op (P.A. and district) narrowly voted to accept an agreement renewal bargaining  final offer from their employer. After the secret ballot vote was counted the employer’s offer was … Continue reading

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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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