Category Archives: general interest – GSU members

General Secretary Hugh Wagner’s annual report to union members is available here

This report will be reviewed at the upcoming autumn annual meetings. General Secretary’s 2018 Report to Members

general interest - GSU members

8 simple steps to winning over everyone in the workplace

Love them or not, we all have co-workers. We may not agree with their politics, enjoy their punny sense of humour, or appreciate their half-full coffee cups in the office sink, but it’s in everyone’s best interest to co-exist and … Continue reading

FYI posts, general interest - GSU members

Returning to work after an extended absence?  Review your rights with your GSU staff rep

GSU members returning to work from an extended absence as a result of illness or injury are encouraged to contact a GSU staff rep before finalizing the terms of their return. Most often the return to work process works very … Continue reading

FYI posts, general interest - GSU members

ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Local 1 (Viterra) employee requests payout of overtime

A Viterra employee requested that some of their banked overtime be paid out.  The employee’s manager denied the payout of the entire portion and suggested that time off be used for the remainder.   Staff rep Dale Markling had previously addressed the … Continue reading

general interest - GSU members, Local 01 - Viterra Ops & Maintenance

Send your teen to the SFL Summer Camp August 25-31 and you could win free registration

The Annual Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) Summer Camp will be held on August 25-31 at Camp Easter Seal – Manitou Lake. This six-day camp focuses on issues relevant to young people and combines learning with cooperative recreation activities.  Young people between … Continue reading

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CUPE Sask. is hosting an informational picket line outside Viterra’s head office this Friday in support of locked-out CUPE 5317 members

Viterra has locked out 51 of its workers represented by CUPE Local 5317 at the Port of Montreal since January 30th.  The CUPE members were negotiating for the same working conditions as the vast majority of Port of Montreal workers. … Continue reading

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Defense Fund board of directors meets, approves transfer for legal expenses

The GSU Defense Fund Board of board of directors met via conference call on May 24, 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to receive an update on the value of the Fund’s assets and to consider a resolution adopted … Continue reading

Defense Fund, general interest - GSU members

Congratulations to our RUSH league final ticket winners

Congratulations to our RUSH league final Game 1 winners. Sounds like there will be some interesting cheers in the GSU seats this Saturday. Winners of two tickets: James Hajewich (Local 1 – Viterra) “The motto of the rush after each … Continue reading

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On April 28 each year we remember workers injured or killed on the job.

As we enter a busy season for many GSU members, please do your part to help make your workplace safer. Ensure you have the proper training to do your job, and remember you have the right to refuse dangerous work. … Continue reading

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GSU scholarship application forms are now available

2018 GSU scholarship forms and guidelines 2018 scholarship form guidelines [pdf] 2018 scholarship essay topic requirement information [pdf] 2018 scholarship form for dependants of GSU members  [pdf] 2018 scholarship form for GSU members or spouses of GSU members [pdf] GSU is pleased to … Continue reading

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We’ve made some changes at GSU’s Regina office. Drop by and check them out.

With recent staff retirements, a new hire, and directives from GSU’s recent biennial convention, a spring cleaning shake-up has hit GSU’s Regina office. If you haven’t been through the 2334 McIntyre Street location recently you will notice big changes the … 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

Another Problem Solved, general interest - GSU members

Staff rep Dale Markling answered a member’s questions about their merit increase

  That’s the whole story. A member phoned with questions and one of our staff reps answered them.  Just want advice? GSU staff reps can help. No problem is too small. If you need advice or ideas about how to … Continue reading

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Women had to work three months and 10 days into 2018 to earn the same amount made by a man in 2017

Nationally, women in Canada make 74 cents for every dollar earned by a man per year. That means on average, women had to work three months and 10 days into 2018 to earn the same amount made by a man … Continue reading

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We are deeply saddened over the tragedy that has befallen the team members, family and community of the Humboldt Broncos

general interest - GSU members