Category Archives: general interest – GSU members

WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Local 9 (Hi-Pro) H&S Committee

Staff rep Steve Torgerson is working with members and the newly elected executive in Local 9 (Hi-Pro Feeds) to strengthen their workplace health and safety committees. Members are concerned the company isn’t fully engaged in their workplace H&S Committees, so they approached … Continue reading

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UNIFOR 594: Would you be willing to strike over major concessions to your pension plan? Or would you look the other way?

As a worker, it’s frightening to think that your employer can demand concessions to your pension plan. As a GSU member, the good news is this time it’s not your employer demanding pension concessions. The same can’t be said for … Continue reading

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BARGAINING UPDATE: Western Producer

UPCOMING BARGAINING DATES: Feb. 25 GSU’s collective agreement with The Western Producer expired July 31, 2019. Bargaining committee members representing GSU Local 5 are Sharlene Tetrault, Michelle Houlden, and GSU staff rep/bargaining spokesperson Dale Markling. Collective bargaining is how the … Continue reading

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Prioritizing sleep is good for your health

If you aren’t enjoying solid sleep for a minimum of seven hours, chances are your body needs more rest. (And no, napping doesn’t count.)  Getting a proper amount of sleep is vital for your overall health and well-being. A deep, … Continue reading

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Know Your Rights: Hours of Work

BY HUGH WAGNER, GSU GENERAL SECRETARY Recent conversations with members of Local 1 (Viterra Operations & Maintenance) and a recent workplace incident have reinforced the importance of employees’ rights in relation to hours of work. Employees who receive less than … Continue reading

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Bundle up and join WOMEN’S MARCH CANADA this Saturday

The weather may be cold, but the fellowship will be warm Jan. 18 as women and their allies  around the world will join the fourth annual march of Women’s March Global, a yearly event that brings together inspired, international  change-makers committed to fighting … Continue reading

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BARGAINING UPDATE: Nutrien bargaining

UPCOMING BARGAINING DATES: Jan. 28/29 GSU collective agreements with Nutrien expire Dec. 31, 2019. Your GSU Local 15 bargaining committee members are Brian Cowen, Curtis Cousins, Lynn Shaw, GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson, and GSU staff rep/bargaining spokesperson Dale Markling. Collective bargaining … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our Rush ticket winner Glenda Hunter-Craig (Local 1 – Viterra)

We asked GSU members to tell us what event they would attend if the sports fairy granted them tickets, and we learned about a lot of fantastic events all over the world that we didn’t even know existed. We could … Continue reading

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Register and attend the GSU 2020 Biennial Policy Convention at Moose Jaw Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa

Click here to Learn More and Register! The 2020 GSU Biennial Policy Convention is coming up on March 19-21, 2020, and we want you to join us for what is shaping up to be a fantastic convention. The venue Moose … Continue reading

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GSU Defense Fund directors meet, review $4.7 million assets and investment portfolio

The board of directors of the GSU Defense Fund met in Regina on Dec. 11. The meeting agenda included receiving an update on the Fund’s assets and receiving an investment portfolio review presented by Keith Pavo of RBC Dominion Securities … Continue reading

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GSU members vote, approve continuation of Defense Fund union dues for 2020

With two meetings to go, a strong majority of GSU members attending 2019 annual meetings debated and ultimately voted to continue the additional union dues of $10 per member per month being paid into the GSU Defense Fund. So far, a  majority … Continue reading

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Unifor Local 594 and FCL Refinery Lockout – Please buy your gas elsewhere

Members of Unifor Local 594 are nearing the end of their second week on the picket line in their collective bargaining dispute at the Federated Co-op Refinery in Regina. At the center of the dispute is the Unifor members’ struggle … Continue reading

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2019 GSU General Secretary’s report to members

This document was distributed to GSU members at their autumn 2019 membership meetings. You can read it in the text below or read/print it as a PDF document here. If you have questions or comments about the report, contact your … Continue reading

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Courtney Risling (Local 15 – Nutrien) has won two tickets to the RUSH’s Dec. 14 game

Congratulations to this week’s contest winner Courtney Risling. She and her guest will be in the stands to watch the Rush take on the New England Blackwolves in the first home game of the season.  In last week’s contest we … Continue reading

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GSU argues Nutrien simply moved existing business to new locations

On Dec. 5 and 6, 2019 the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (SLRB) held and concluded its 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 before the SLRB focused on … Continue reading

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