Author Archives: Grain and General Services Union

Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board to hear GSU Local 15, Nutrien dispute

On Dec. 5 and 6, 2019 the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (SLRB) will convene a long-delayed hearing in a dispute between GSU Local 15 and Nutrien regarding the status of the Ag retail outlets at Fielding, Kincaid and Norquay.  The dispute to … Continue reading

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Come to the GSU convention (Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa, March 19-21)

We are counting on GSU members – like you – to come to convention, share your thoughts and experiences, and let us know what you think your union should be doing for its members. Registration will open, soon. All members … Continue reading

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Women work better when they are warm. Men? Not so much.

It’s time for the annual co-worker battle for office thermostat control. If you are among the chronically cold, there is a new study that will warm the frozen cockles of your heart. Research on the effect of temperature on cognitive performance … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our CFL Western Final ticket winner Lindsay Hill (Local 19 – Prairie Co-op)

Last week’s ticket contest asked GSU members which celebrity they would want to sit next to on a cross-Canada flight. There were a lot of you interested in sitting down with Don Cherry to chat about his recent retirement. Having … Continue reading

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Local 4 (Grain Millers) members opt to forgo holiday party in favour of supporting former co-worker, his family

Delegates to each GSU annual meeting are given an opportunity to use their $50 Community Connection  donation to support a worthy individual, group, or cause of their choice. They are also asked to consider how to use their Local/Sub-Local’s dues rebate for … Continue reading

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We’re giving away two ticket to this Sunday’s CFL Western final

Get your answers in to gsu@gsu.ca by Thursday, Nov. 14 at 9:00 a.m. to be entered in our draw. Good luck! Contest entry rules are available here.

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Union organizing and the budding Cannabis production and processing industry

Alberta is home to some of the largest licensed cannabis production and processing facilities in Canada, and those workers are reaching out to local unions for assistance navigating employment in this new agricultural industry. (Learn more here.) Would GSU look at … Continue reading

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GSU annual meetings continuing throughout Sask.

If you haven’t received your annual general meeting notice yet, you will be receiving it soon. Learn more here about what to expect at your meeting.  Member convenience quite often means lunch or supper meetings.We have no problem conducting meeting business over … Continue reading

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Do you or a member of your family need help with Employment Insurance benefits?

Are you having problems obtaining your employment insurance benefits? Have you been assessed a penalty or over-payment? Do you want to appeal a decision made by the Canada Employment & Insurance Commission? The  Unemployed Workers Help Centre (UWHC) is a non-profit organization … Continue reading

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Will GSU members continue paying into the GSU Defense Fund?

When you attend your annual general meeting, you will vote on this resolution to continue or cease additional dues paid into the GSU Defense Fund: “Be it resolved that the additional dues being paid into the GSU Defense Fund by … Continue reading

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SFL Convention report

GSU members, officers and staff attended the 64th annual Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) convention in Saskatoon Oct. 23, 24 and 25. The SFL represents nearly 100,000 unionized workers across Saskatchewan in nearly every sector imaginable, and convention is an opportunity for members … Continue reading

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Why you should never stop learning

Things are constantly changing and presenting us with opportunities to learn something new. It seems there is no end to Facebook upgrades; new ways to listen, watch and read; and the barrage of  updates and upgrades for your smart phone. … Continue reading

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Annual membership meetings are underway

It’s that time of year. If you haven’t received your annual general meeting notice yet, you will be receiving it soon.   We’ll admit AGMs may not always be the most exciting way to spend an evening, but it’s important that … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: banked overtime clarification

GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner was asked for banked overtime clarification  when local management began suggesting to employees they were obliged to use up or be paid any banked overtime above 40 hours.  Wagner raised the matter with HR to confirm the … Continue reading

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GSU bargaining updates

Local 5 (Western Producer)Members met in early October and finalized their proposals. Oct. 22, 28, and 29 are scheduled for negotiations with company representatives.  Local 6 (Wild West Steelhead) Notice to bargain will be served in November. Members will be putting together … Continue reading

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