Author Archives: Grain and General Services Union

See something? Say something!

Perhaps we’re socially conditioned to look the other way, but increasingly people around the world and in Canada are speaking out against a wide variety of injustices. Anti-racism protests and other public actions are chief among causes that more and … Continue reading

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LOCAL 15 (Nutrien): Members soundly reject company’s final offer

All ballots received in GSU’s Regina office by 12:00 noon were counted by GSU Local 15 (Nutrien) bargaining committee members Lynn Shaw and Dale Markling. The vote was supervised by GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner and staff representative Steve Torgerson.  … Continue reading

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Blue or black? We have a mask just for you!

Covid-19 effectively wiped out our plans for our regular June membership meetings and member visitations, but GSU reps will be hitting the road in July to check in with members and drop off our new GSU masks. Whether is it … Continue reading

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Western Producer asks employees to extend wage rollback until Sept.

Local 5 members were invited to participate in a conference call membership meeting on the morning of June 30. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the company’s request to continue a wage rollback for an additional three months … Continue reading

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GSU representatives are contacting workplaces

Normally at this time of year GSU representatives would be conducting a series of workplace visits and holding membership meetings in GSU’s Locals and Sub-Locals. COVID-19 public health guidelines and workplace safety measures have altered our traditional approach to union membership … Continue reading

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Local 15 (Nutrien) vote: July 1 holiday will slow down the mail, so mail your ballots ASAP

The following email was sent to Local 15 members on June 25. TO: GSU Local 15 (Nutrien) membersFROM: Dale Markling – Local 15 bargaining committee spokesperson This is our last reminder to cast your vote and mail your ballots back … Continue reading

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Bargaining meeting to be held June 29 for Local 6 (Wild West Steelhead) members

The heading pretty much says it all. There will be a membership meeting on the evening of Monday, June 29, in Lucky Lake to finalize the bargaining proposals and elect a bargaining committee. Notice will be posted at the workplace … Continue reading

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Local 8 (Advance) grievance referred to arbitration

A Local 8 policy grievance challenging the length of layoff notice that was given to six employees by Advance Tank Production Ltd. has been referred to arbitration.  At the end of April, Advance Tank Production issued a mass layoff notice to its … Continue reading

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Local 15 (Nutrien) “final offer” vote: Information, balloting deadline, and bargaining history available here

Your GSU bargaining committee is bringing the Company’s June 5 Final Offer to you for a vote. Information was emailed to GSU Local 15 (Nutrien) members on June 11 and a voting package with a ballot was mailed on June … Continue reading

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Protected: JUNE 12 EMAIL TO LOCAL 15 (NUTRIEN) MEMBERS: Password will be provided to you by email, your referenced documents are available here

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FOLLOW-UP: Personal Family Leave in GSU Local 1 (Viterra Ops/Maintenance) and Local 2 (Viterra Office) –

In the May 26 Tuesday Members’ Memo general secretary Hugh Wagner reported on discussions between Viterra and GSU about the allocation of time to GSU members who use the personal family leave provision (Article 13.9 of the collective agreements ). Specifically, if a member … Continue reading

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Protected: JEC MEMBERS: Minutes of the April 3, 2020 meeting

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Survey says Canadians seeking bold and ambitious recovery from COVID-19

In early May, the Broadbent Institute commissioned Abacus Data to conduct a national public opinion survey to explore the kind of recovery Canadians want after the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey found that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread anxiety and concern for Canadians across … Continue reading

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Getting ready for bargaining in Local 5 (Western Producer)

The Union and Company are trying to set up some dates to resume negotiations and work out the logistics of how the negotiations are conducted in our new COVID-19 reality.  Members will be advised when dates are set. Bargaining committee … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our five $100 gift card contest winners

Thank you to everyone who sent us an email and shared how COVID-19 changed their workplace. Last week we asked GSU members which measures and restrictions they thought should become temporary and permanent parts of the workplace routines as governments … Continue reading

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