Category Archives: Another Problem Solved

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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GSU’s EI-appeal win puts $14,000+ back in the pocket of GSU member

A GSU member received notice that his position was being eliminated effective December 30, 2015. The union member elected to go on layoff subject to recall and to defer his employment termination date for six months, as provided for in … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Extended health and dental coverage while on long-term disability benefits

Hugh Wagner and the Executive Committee of Local 8 are following-up on a grievance challenging a decision by Advance Tank Centres Ltd. to terminate the extended health and dental coverage of an employee who is on long-term disability benefits. The … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: attendance bonus

A GSU member working for Grain Millers had an issue with their attendance bonus. The issues was taken to the their manager and was still not resolved.   Staff representative Steve Torgerson assisted the member in filing a grievance that formalizes … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: job reclassification

Staff rep Steve Torgerson has been in contact with GSU members who think their duties and responsibilities have increased to the point where a job reclassification may be in order. Steve is working with them to put the information together … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Can I collect Worker’s Compensation benefits after age 65?

GSU staff rep Dale Markling recently assisted a member who was inquiring whether he was able to collect Worker’s Compensation benefits after age 65.  The current rules provide that if an injured worker is under 63 years of age when she/he becomes eligible for WCB benefits,  then she/he can … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Clarification on Workers’ Comp benefits after age 65

GSU staff rep Dale Markling recently assisted a member who was inquiring whether he was able to collect Worker’s Compensation benefits after age 65.  The current rules provide that if an injured worker is under 63 years of age when … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Long-term disability insurance claim – mistake leaves GSU member’s first LTD benefit at $0

A Local 15 member’s long-term disability insurance claim (LTD) was accepted. However, the insurer mistakenly thought the member had other earnings in the first benefit pay period that were high enough to reduce his first LTD benefit to zero. The … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: eligibility for sick leave benefits

A GSU member contacted staff rep Lawrence Maier regarding eligibility for sick leave benefits.  The member was deducted vacation and earned time off for overtime for a number of doctor and specialist appointments while dealing with a serious illness.  The … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Layoffs and top-up

Staff Rep Steve Torgerson recently assisted GSU members with questions about layoffs, top-up, and what that entails.  GSU staff can provide additional assistance you may need regarding layoff or any other employment insurance claim. We can even help you with … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: maternity leave issues

An employee called the union office to discuss issues dealing with maternity leave.  Each of the different collective agreements in GSU have their own provisions for maternity, paternity and adoption leave. It is always best to check in with your … Continue reading

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