Category Archives: 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

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Convention delegates set union’s course for the next two years

GSU members, officers, staff, and guests gathered in Humboldt from March 22 to 24 for GSU’s biennial policy convention. Most notably, convention delegates: adopted the Joint Executive Council’s annual report and GSU’s audited 2017 financials statements, and authorized distribution of … Continue reading

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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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