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Conciliation between AEA/GSU Local 8 and Advance Tank Production/Tank Centres

The first conciliation meeting between AEA/GSU Local 8 and the employer will take place on Jan. 25. A provincially appointed conciliator will meet with both sides in an effort to assist resolving the current bargaining impasse. The bargaining impasse is … Continue reading

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Bargaining Update – GSU Locals 1 & 2 (Viterra)

According to Hugh Wagner, GSU’s Locals 1 and 2 bargaining committee had a useful exchange on all bargaining issues when they met with Viterra representatives on Jan. 15, 16 and 17, 2019. “This was the second bargaining meeting and the … Continue reading

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Bargaining update: New agreement for Local 9 (Trouw), bargaining continues in Local 17 (Discovery Co-op), Local 18 (Lloydminster Co-op)

New agreement for Local 9 – Hi-Pro (Trouw Nutrition) Members of GSU Local 9 voted and ratified a new collective agreement on January 7. Notable improvements to the collective agreement included the addition of a complete severance package paying two weeks of severance per year … Continue reading

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December 6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, simply because they were women. December 6 is recognized as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On this day, we also commemorate missing and murdered … Continue reading

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Majority of Local 14 (Richardson) members approve settlement

Ten membership meetings were conducted between November 28 and December 3 to give GSU Local 14 members an opportunity to vote on the terms of a tentative agreement renewal bargaining settlement with Richardson International. The ballots have been counted and … Continue reading

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Tentative bargaining settlement reached, GSU Local 14 (Richardson) and Richardson International Limited

GSU’s Local 14 (Richardson) bargaining committee has reached a tentative bargaining settlement with Richardson International Limited for the amendment and renewal of the collective agreement covering country operations and maintenance employees that expires on December 31, 2018. The bargaining settlement … Continue reading

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Support striking UFCW Local 1400 (Co-op) striking members! Learn more and hear from the strikers, here

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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