Author Archives: Grain and General Services Union

Three new directors elected to GSU Defense Fund

Sharlene Lark (Local 5 – Western Producer), Bruce Thompson (Local 15 – Nutrien) and Lynn Shaw (Local 15 – Nutrien) were elected to the board of directors of the GSU Defense Fund by the Sept. 24 meeting of the union’s … Continue reading

Defense Fund

WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Our first National Truth and Reconciliation Day and our plans going forward

Sept. 30 was historic as we recognized our first Day for Truth and Reconciliation in our province and across Canada. It was a day for somber reflection as we honoured the victims and survivors of residential schools and considered how … Continue reading

Truth & Reconciliation, We're working on it

GSU’s Joint Executive Council (JEC) gather via Zoom for their autumn semi-annual meeting

The union’s governing body originally planned to meet in person in Regina, but COVID’s fourth wave necessitated a last-minute switch to an online gathering. The meeting agenda included a review of the minutes and directions from the 2021 GSU policy … Continue reading

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Joint Executive Council announces hiring of two staff representatives

On Oct. 12, two new staff representatives will be joining the GSU staff. The Sept. 24, 2021 meeting of GSU’s Joint Executive Council (JEC) unanimously approved the hiring of Brian Lark into the position of staff representative working out of … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Questions from a GSU member who is preparing for retirement

Staff representative Steve Torgerson assisted a member with questions about the many options and preparation that needed to be considered prior to their anticipated 2022 retirement.  In addition to offering guidance and answering questions, Torgerson provided the member with a … Continue reading

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GSU’s annual membership meetings are just around the corner

As often and as safely as possible, we will to return to in-person annual meetings and use Zoom and other online meeting platforms when in-person attendance is not desirable. The current surge in COVID cases in Saskatchewan will inevitably throw … Continue reading

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GSU staff representative selection committee to report to Joint Executive Council

Sept. 14, 2021 GSU selection committee to report to Joint Executive Council The committee responsible for managing the process for recruitment of a GSU staff representative will report to the semi-annual meeting on of the Joint Executive Council (JEC) on … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Brandon Allin – our winner of two tickets to the Riders v. Argonauts game on Sept. 17

The draw is complete and GSU Local 4 (Grain Millers) member Brandon Allin has two tickets to the game. Congratulations, Brandon! Watch our Tuesday Members’ Memo  for your next chance to win. We hope the Riders will be fresh off … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Be mindful when using a company vehicle

If you are driving a company vehicle, you can and should expect to be held accountable for your usage. And if the company needs to use it against you, they will. GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson is assisting a member … Continue reading

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Congratulations to GSU Local 2 (Viterra Head Office) member Greg Euteneier – winner of four tickets to the Labour Day Classic

Our latest contest gave GSU members a chance to win four adjoining seats for the Rider’s Sept. 5 game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, with the contest winner getting two seats and nominating a fellow GSU member who would win … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: GSU members, COVID-19, and mandatory vaccinations

As the Delta variant has become the predominant strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, the debate about vaccination has shifted. It is now pretty clear that proof of two-shot vaccination is starting to be adopted in various places and jurisdictions as … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Local 1 (Viterra) car loading and standby issues subject of meeting

GSU president Jim Brown and general secretary Hugh Wagner are meeting with Viterra management on Aug. 10 to discuss issues related to on again/off again train loading directives and the strain imposed on country operations employees. “It seems as though … Continue reading

Local 01 - Viterra Ops & Maintenance, We're working on it

WE’RE WORKING ON IT: GSU contacts employers, province regarding National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 30)

GSU contacts employers regarding National Day for Truth and Reconciliation GSU has written to all of the employers of members of the union to ascertain whether they intend to adopt Sept. 30 as a statutory holiday to be known as … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our 2021 GSU scholarship recipients

Our scholarship committee met last week to select this year’s GSU scholarship recipients. Congratulations to these five deserving students: Joel George – $2,000 Dependent Scholarship Taylor Quest – $2,000 Dependent Scholarship Leah Weinkauf – $2,000 Dependent Scholarship Mark Graeme – $2,000 Member Scholarship Amy … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Filing a WCB claim

Staff rep Steve Torgerson is guiding a member through questions and the process of filing a WCB claim. “We can assist with Workers’ Compensation Board appeals and other problems with claims,” Torgerson said. “Members should always feel free to call … Continue reading

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