The location of the March 23-25, 2023 policy convention is the Moose Jaw Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa.
Getting down to business: Review of the 2022 audited financial statements
Tuesday Members Memo – Feb. 21, 2023
Reviewing financial statements isn’t exactly a big seller to get people to convention, but involving members in the administration of their union is an important part of this gathering of union members and officers.
GSU prides itself on practicing democracy and transparent administration on behalf of the union’s members. Each year, the union’s financial statements are audited on behalf of the members by MWC Chartered Professional Accountants LLP, in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards.
Delegates to convention will receive and review the draft 2022 audited financial statements that will form part of the 2023 annual report to GSU members this spring.
Join us at convention and claim your GSU shirt
While it’s not reason enough alone to come to convention, it is a nice bonus. Each convention delegate will receive one of our new 2023 t-shirts designed by GSU vice president, Local 5 (Western Producer) member, and graphic artist extraordinaire Michelle Houlden.
Mark Crawford from the Unemployed Workers’ Help Centre will address convention delegates
TMM – Feb. 7, 2023
We have confirmed that Mark Crawford from the Unemployed Workers’ Help Centre will be addressing convention delegates. The centre provides information, advocacy, and representation for Employment Insurance claimants throughout Saskatchewan and they are a great resource for anyone struggling with EI issues.
“The Unemployed Workers Help Centre is a very valuable source of support that’s been utilized by GSU members numerous times over the years. Under the very able leadership of Mark Crawford, workers who have trouble with the EI program have a one-stop place to go for assistance,” said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. “GSU supports the Unemployed Workers Help Centre with an annual donation from the union’s solidarity account. It’s money well spent.”
The Unemployed Workers Help Centre has offices in Regina and Saskatoon. They are an incorporated non-profit, community-based organization which provides information, advocacy, and representation for Employment Insurance claimants throughout Saskatchewan.
Register now and join us at GSU’s biennial policy convention in Moose Jaw
Registration is now open to all GSU members. If you become a convention delegate we will cover your wages, meals and travel costs, and assist you with requesting a leave of absence.
Delegate registrations are rolling in and we’re excited to see a great group who are ready to represent their peers at convention.
Just this morning we confirmed that Mark Crawford from the Unemployed Workers’ Help Centre will be addressing convention delegates. The centre provides information, advocacy, and representation for Employment Insurance claimants throughout Saskatchewan and they are a great resource for anyone struggling with EI issues.
Registration will close Feb. 28 or sooner in the event all delegate credentials are filled.
If you think you might be interested in attending and you want to learn more, contact your GSU staff rep or send an email to GSUconvention@gsu.ca.
Five of many reasons you should come to GSU’s policy convention:
Tuesday Members’ Memo – Jan. 31, 2023
- To learn more about your union and your fellow union members.
- To represent your co-workers and the priorities and concerns in your workplace.
- You’ll also represent fellow union members who work in the same job classification you do.
- To make the changes you want to see and set the course for your union.
- You’ll meet some great people!
We will cover your wages, meals and travel costs, and assist you with requesting a leave of absence.
Registration opens to all GSU members on Feb. 1.
If you think you might be interested in attending and you want to learn more, contact GSUconvention@gsu.ca.
GSU’s biennial policy convention offers members and officers opportunities for change, education
GSU’s Joint Executive Council convenes a policy convention of GSU delegates once every two years prior to May 31.
The policy convention is the coordinating and governing representative body of GSU and its decisions are made by majority vote. Delegates to convention consider the business of GSU, including resolutions submitted by the Locals, members, Joint Executive Council and delegates at convention. Resolutions, policy statements and reports adopted by the policy convention become the policy of GSU.
“If there are changes you want to see within the union, the policy convention is the place to make them happen,” said GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson. “It marks an opportunity to set policy, adjust course, debate, replenish, rebuild and learn. It also offers sufficient time for socializing and networking in a friendly and supportive environment of working people.”
GSU’s president, two vice-presidents, and Defense Fund board of directors will be elected at the March 23-25, 2023 policy convention being held at the Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa in Moose Jaw, SK.
Delegate registration is currently limited to elected officers and shop stewards, but will open to the membership on Feb. 1.
If you have questions about the convention or if you are interested in becoming a delegate at convention, please contact your GSU staff rep.