Author Archives: Grain and General Services Union

Government of Canada economic support: Outline and links to the programs and benefits (as at March 31)

If you have concerns or problems as you deal with your employer’s responses to Covid-19, don’t hesitate to contact your GSU staff rep. The Government of Canada has released more details about economic programs to support Canadians during the Covid-19 … Continue reading

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GSU Local 19 (Prairie Co-op) members to vote on Memorandum of Settlement

GSU Local 19 bargaining committee members Devin Lipinski and Steve Torgerson reached a memorandum of settlement with Prairie Co-op Ltd. on March 13, and now it’s time for members to vote on whether to accept or reject the settlement.  In order … Continue reading

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Protected: ATTENTION: Joint Executive Council Members attending the April 3 meeting

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Locked-out Unifor 594 say yes to mediator’s report, Co-operative Refineries Ltd. “unable to accept” recommendations

Members of Unifor Canada, Local 594 employed by Consumer’s Co-operative Refineries Limited (CCRL) were locked out by their employer on Dec. 5, 2019. Unifor 594 asked the Government of Saskatchewan to order the dispute be settled by binding arbitration, and … Continue reading

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Covid-19 misinformation has become a fake news epidemic

  Fake news about Covid-19 seems to be spreading faster than the virus. We all need to use our investigative skills to sort through the barrage of updates and bad advice about cures and protection. Educate yourself by following credible news … Continue reading

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[Manitoba Co-operator] Richardson to pay quarantined employees

Richardson International will be paying employees who have been forced to self-isolate due to COVID-19 concerns, as long as those workers didn’t travel after March 16. Read the story here:

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Let’s give a Corona-virus free virtual high-five to Moose Jaw’s Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa

We were days away from greeting GSU convention delegates in Moose Jaw when we made the difficult decision to cancel our biennial policy convention. The event contract we signed over a year ago was crystal clear: GSU was on the … Continue reading

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[Mar. 18] GSU RESPONSE TO COVID-19: Correspondence with your employers, employer responses, and GSU office operations

March 18, 2020 TO: GSU Members RE:  GSU’s Response to the COVID-19 Crisis I am writing to update GSU members in relation to steps we are taking to address the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 crisis. On March 16 GSU representatives wrote to your employers to … Continue reading

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Memorandum of settlement reached in GSU Local 19, Prairie Co-op bargaining

Congratulations to GSU Local 19 bargaining committee members Devin Lipinski and Steve Torgerson who reached a memorandum of settlement with Prairie Co-op Ltd. on March 13 when the two sides met for bargaining. “Local 19 members can expect to receive copies … Continue reading

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GSU is asking employers what measures and responses they are taking to protect you in response to Covid-19

You can read GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner’s email to employers, below. If you have problems or concerns as you are dealing with Covid-19 responses in your workplace, don’t hesitate to contact your GSU staff rep. Contact information is available … Continue reading

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Increase your odds of staying healthy: wash your hands, stop touching your face

As flu season continues and the world struggles to contain the  COVID-19 virus, there are some simple things you can do to protect your health and the health of those around you. Wash your hands often with  an alcohol-based hand rub or … Continue reading

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NLL suspends season, our Sask. Rush/Georgia Swarm ticket contest is cancelled

The National Lacrosse League has suspended its season over concerns due to the COVID-19 virus. Learn more here. Since there is no point in giving away tickets to a game that isn’t being played, we are cancelling our ticket giveaway … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Temporary Performance of Higher Duty pay (TPHD)

GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner is working on a grievance submitted by a GSU member who is seeking temporary performance of higher duty pay.  “Quite often employees are asked to step up and do the work of someone in a … Continue reading

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Kyle Lanthier (Local 1 – Viterra) just won tickets to watch the Rush take on the Vancouver Warriors

In last week’s Tuesday Members’ Memo we asked you to daydream and tell us what would be the first thing you would do with your money if you won $70 million.  There were touching answers, there were hilarious answers, but … Continue reading

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GSU is offering $2,000 scholarships to five GSU members, their spouses, or dependants

Have you been accepted into university or tech school? Are you a GSU member, spouse or dependant of a GSU member? If your answer is YES, you are eligible to apply for a GSU scholarship. GSU is pleased to offer … Continue reading

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