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SFL Convention report

GSU members, officers and staff attended the 64th annual Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) convention in Saskatoon Oct. 23, 24 and 25. The SFL represents nearly 100,000 unionized workers across Saskatchewan in nearly every sector imaginable, and convention is an opportunity for members … Continue reading

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Why you should never stop learning

Things are constantly changing and presenting us with opportunities to learn something new. It seems there is no end to Facebook upgrades; new ways to listen, watch and read; and the barrage of  updates and upgrades for your smart phone. … Continue reading

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Annual membership meetings are underway

It’s that time of year. If you haven’t received your annual general meeting notice yet, you will be receiving it soon.   We’ll admit AGMs may not always be the most exciting way to spend an evening, but it’s important that … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: banked overtime clarification

GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner was asked for banked overtime clarification  when local management began suggesting to employees they were obliged to use up or be paid any banked overtime above 40 hours.  Wagner raised the matter with HR to confirm the … Continue reading

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GSU bargaining updates

Local 5 (Western Producer)Members met in early October and finalized their proposals. Oct. 22, 28, and 29 are scheduled for negotiations with company representatives.  Local 6 (Wild West Steelhead) Notice to bargain will be served in November. Members will be putting together … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: members receive significant improvements to annual salary

Three members recently received significant improvements to their annual salaries as a result of action taken on their behalf by GSU.  A member challenged the equity of their rate of pay compared to another employee hired after them into the … Continue reading

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Are you more stressed than you realize?

If you are constantly placing high demands on yourself, your stressful life may start to feel normal. However, if you are finding yourself easily irritated, constantly fatigued, and the simplest things have become a challenge, you may be far more … Continue reading

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Make your performance evaluation work for you

GSU members are preparing for their year-end performance evaluations*. If done properly, these reviews can be an equally useful tool for you and your employer to assist in your workplace development and provide you with a performance rating that will determine … Continue reading

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Support striking Unifor members at Sask. Crown Corporations

GSU’s executive committee approved a $5,000 donation in support of the strike by members of Unifor at seven Saskatchewan Crown Corporations.  “We support our sisters and brothers in Unifor as they strive to convince their employers and the provincial government … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Slow reply to retiree’s pension options inquiry

A Local 15 member who retired in April was frustrated with slow replies about his pension options under the former Viterra Pension Plan for GSU members. After three months of waiting, the member contacted GSU and general secretary Hugh Wagner … Continue reading

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Joint Executive Council meets, reviews business of the union

Elected officers from 15 GSU locals gathered in Regina on Sept. 26 for their semi-annual meeting.  This group, the Joint Executive Council (JEC), serves as the governing body of the union between policy conventions. As always, there was a full agenda … Continue reading

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How to stay sane in a toxic environment

Society is a swath of many unique people and personalities, and it’s inevitable that you will run into people in your circle who just make things unbearable. Whether it is your team, your church, or your workplace, if you aren’t … Continue reading

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GSU past-president Henry Lamontagne passes away

Past president of GSU, Henry Lamontagne passed away on May 25, 2019. Henry worked for Sask Wheat Pool for over 37 years in the province’s southeast corner. He retired in 1990 after being the Manager in Gerald for 35 years.   … Continue reading

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Our new hooded shirts are here. Enter our draw and you might win one.

Hoodie. Bunnyhug. Call it what you will, but our new promo gear is in, and we are giving away one of these comfy, lightweight shirts with a hood. They are Canadian, union-made, and they feature union-made artwork created by GSU … Continue reading

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Are you okay? #WSPD2019

There are some pretty alarming statistics floating around today. Globally, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds. And for each person who takes their own life, there are 25 other people who tried, but were unsuccessful. High-income countries, including … Continue reading

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