Category Archives: general interest – GSU members

Join us in wishing GSU’s Dorothy Merk well in her upcoming retirement

There is a changing of the guard in GSU’s office administration. After nearly 27 years with the union, Dorothy Merk is retiring from her position of Executive Assistant effective January 31. “Dorothy’s dedication to GSU is inspiring,” said GSU general … Continue reading

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Support Tim Horton’s workers and the Fight For $15 this Friday, Jan. 19

In support of the Canada-wide Day of Action to Stand With Tim Hortons Workers and the Fight for 15, Saskatchewan Fight for 15 asks that you support their petition blitz on January 19 by coming out and helping them collect … Continue reading

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Join Women’s Day Marches in Regina and Saskatoon this Saturday, Jan. 20

There is still so much work to do to protect and advance the rights of women, and the rights of all vulnerable citizens in our province, our country and worldwide. Join with women and human rights groups from across the … Continue reading

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Join us for GSU’s policy convention March 22 – 24 in Humboldt

GSU’s Joint Executive Council convenes a policy convention of GSU delegates once every two years prior to May 31.  This gathering of union members and officers is the co-ordinating and governing representative body of GSU and its decisions are made by … Continue reading

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Challenge your perspective on poverty. Can you MAKE THE MONTH?

Can you MAKE THE MONTH? Check out the United Way‘s Poverty Simulator.  Make the Month is a digital poverty simulation that aims to help Canadians understand and experience what it’s like to have to make your paycheque last the month. … Continue reading

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GSU annual meetings complete for 2017

October and November are a very busy time for GSU elected officers and staff reps as the annual meetings of the union’s locals and sub-locals are held throughout Saskatchewan. The 2017 round of annual meetings reviewed GSU operations, finances, the GSU … Continue reading

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Claim your health spending credit by Dec. 31

Health spending accounts are a provision in several GSU collective agreements.They may have different names – such as health spending account, health flex account, or health flex spending account – but they all cover different additional health benefit costs that … Continue reading

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Joint Executive Council approves staff rep hiring

GSU’s Joint Executive Council (GSU’s board of directors) held a conference call meeting on Nov. 30 to receive the report and recommendation of the committee assigned to conduct the recruitment to the staff representative position advertised on Oct. 31.After hearing … Continue reading

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GSU Defense Fund directors meet, receive fund update

The board of directors of GSU’s Defense Fund met by conference call Nov. 30. The meeting included an update on the value of the Fund, which is currently $4,153,000. The assets of the Fund consist of $3,798,000 invested with RBC … Continue reading

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SFL partners with Hillberg and Berk to offer Burgundy Sparkle Ball earrings

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour has partnered with Hillberg & Berk, and proceeds from the sale of these earrings directly supports survivors of domestic violence through the members of the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) … Continue reading

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Union members in Ontario to oversee cannabis sales at government’s retail stores, online service

When the sale of marijuana becomes legal in Canada in July 2018, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s (LCBO’s) website and their 150 stand-alone stores will be the only places where cannabis can be legally sold in the province. Members of … Continue reading

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Painting of No. 1 Pool graces GSU office foyer

( L-r) GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner and president Jim Brown with GSU’s new painting of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool No. 1 elevator.   The Nordal LeBlanc Law Office is located on the first floor of GSU’s Regina office. As a … Continue reading

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OPINION PIECE – TIM QUIGLEY, EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF LAW: Bill 40 says winding-up/shutting down a Crown corporation is not privatization. There should be a complete repeal of Bill 40.

Do we trust the government? The citizens of Saskatchewan know that Crown corporations act in the public interest to provide services and revenue to the province that private corporations do not always do.  Sasktel provides internet and cellular coverage to … Continue reading

FYI posts, general interest - GSU members

Joint Executive Council (GSU’s board of directors) holds semi-annual meeting

GSU’s Joint Executive Council met in Saskatoon on October 19. The meeting agenda included business related to succession planning in GSU’s administration. Among other things, the Council approved a proposal to advertise and fill a staff rep position in the union’s Regina … Continue reading

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JOB POSTING: GSU staff representative – deadline for receipt of applications Nov. 14

Receipt of Applications closed Nov. 14. The Joint Executive Council of Grain and General Services Union (ILWU Canada) has approved advertising a staff representative vacancy in the union’s Regina office. The objective is to fill the position by early January … Continue reading

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