GSU’s Joint Executive Council met in Saskatoon on October 19.
The meeting agenda included business related to succession planning in GSU’s administration. Among other things, the Council approved a proposal to advertise and fill a staff rep position in the union’s Regina office. A revised and updated job description for the staff rep classification was approved along with a hiring/recruitment committee charged with responsibility to receive applications, conduct interviews and make a hiring recommendation to the Council.
The Council meeting also received a report from general secretary Hugh Wagner on GSU finances and considered his fall 2017 report to union members. Council members were provided updates on current events and issues affecting GSU members. Plans were made for holding Local and Sub-Local annual membership meetings and holding GSU’s biennial policy convention from March 22 to 24, 2018.
GSU’s administration regularly schedules the semi-annual meeting of the Joint Executive Council (JEC) to coincide with Saskatchewan Federation of Labour conventions in order to reduce expenses and minimize infringement on Council members’ family lives.
The next regular meeting of the JEC will be held in March 2018 in conjunction with GSU’s biennial policy convention.