ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Supporting and assisting a GSU member during their extended sick leave

Aug. 29, 2023 – Tuesday Members’ Memo

Recognizing a member’s desire to minimize stress and focus on recovery, GSU staff rep Donna Driediger stepped in to help navigate the return of employer-provided equipment to the employer. By acting as an intermediary, GSU alleviated the burden on the individual, sparing them from direct interaction with the employer.

“GSU is committed to its members’ well-being during difficult times,” Driediger said. “The importance of compassion is often overlooked by employers when their management focus is centered around the business instead of the people.”

The role of GSU is to assist our members. We will help in any way we can, but we won’t contact your employer or act on your behalf without consultation, direction and approval from you. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns about a workplace issue. Our services are provided and paid for by your union dues and there is never an additional charge for assisting you.