Author Archives: Grain and General Services Union

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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Tell us how COVID-19 changed your workplace and you could win a $100 gift card

The overwhelming majority of GSU members have continued to work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health measures. A number of members were able to work from home, but the predominant majority continued to report for duty at their … Continue reading

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Local 15 (Nutrien) members: Did you receive our May 20 email update?

On May 20 GSU Local 15 bargaining spokesperson Dale Markling sent an email update to Local 15 members. If you did not receive the update we don’t have your current email address in our database. If you would like to … Continue reading

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Congratulations and welcome to Barb Healey, GSU’s newest Defense Fund director

The departure of director Sharlene Tetrault to join GSU’s Joint Executive Council this spring left a vacancy on the union’s Defense Fund Board of Directors. This elected five-person board is responsible for overseeing the administration and investment of the fund assets (currently $4.5 million). … Continue reading

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Local 7 (Heartland/Northern Livestock) members vote to accept memorandum of settlement

On May 15 Local 7 members working for Heartland Livestock/Northern Livestock Sales voted 57 percent in favour of accepting the proposed memorandum of settlement.  The three-year agreement includes a guaranteed wage increase for every unionized employee.  Thank you to the … Continue reading

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AEA/GSU Local 8 members begin work sharing

Members of AEA/GSU Local 8 working for Advance Tank Production Ltd. in Regina began participating in a work sharing program on May 11. The program affects 58 members and was precipitated by the turmoil in the energy industry as well … Continue reading

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Local 7 (Heartland) members to vote on tentative settlement

After several in-person bargaining sessions, GSU’s bargaining committee of Heather McKay, Tyler Sherwood and Donna Driediger negotiated a settlement with Heartland Livestock representative Stewart Stone.  Members of GSU Local 7 (Heartland) will be voting on the tentative settlement on May 15.   … Continue reading

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GSU proposes return to GSU/Nutrien bargaining table

Tuesday Members’ Memo – May 5, 2020 GSU and Nutrien last met for collective agreement renewal bargaining on Feb. 19. While the parties are close to agreement in many respects, there are significant differences in a few key areas.  The Covid-19 … Continue reading

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Nutrien, Viterra reply to GSU on employee recognition during COVID-19 pandemic

GSU has been urging employers to show appreciation for the additional risk being experienced and the added effort of employees who are continuing to work in essential sectors of the economy. As part of GSU’s effort, general secretary Hugh Wagner wrote to Nutrien … Continue reading

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APPLICATIONS CLOSED: GSU Defense Fund director

Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in becoming a GSU Defense Fund director. Applications are being considered and we will announce our newest director soon. Archives: We are accepting expressions of interest from GSU members who are interested in … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Video conference arbitration

Tuesday Members’ Memo – April 28, 2020 Video and live stream conferencing have become part to the new normal as we adjust to the realities of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is no less the case for unions and employers as … Continue reading

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APRIL 28 – Day of Mourning for workers injured, have died as a result of work

Every April 28 we remember workers who have been injured on the job or who have died as a result of their work.  In 2019, 36 Saskatchewan workers died because of their job. Many more work-related deaths aren’t counted by our workers’ compensation … Continue reading

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GSU’s Annual Report of the Joint Executive Council

This information was shared with GSU members by email on April 23. If you didn’t receive this email from us, it means your contact information is not current in our database. Please email at gsu@gsu.ca to update your information and … Continue reading

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A list of COVID-19 references and links

Our friends at the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU Canada) have done a great job of pulling together a comprehensive list of COVID-19 references and resources, including information on financial support, rental support, provincial and federal updates, mental … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Self-isolating as a result of exposure to virus

In the early days of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Saskatchewan a GSU member found themself in a situation of having to self-isolate at home as a result potential exposure to the virus. The member contacted their manager with … Continue reading

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