Busy bargaining calendar for GSU locals

A collective agreement is a contract that describes the terms and conditions of employment for employees in their workplace, the rights of employees, and the obligations of the employer. Collective agreements protect employees. GSU’s goal is to expand on and improve collective agreements through effective collective bargaining with employers. 

Bargaining is underway or set to begin shortly in a number of GSU Locals. Watch upcoming Tuesday Members’ Memos and the GSU web page at www.gsu.ca for bargaining updates. 

Local 19 – Prairie Co-operative bargaining – Melville, Nov. 25 & 26
Local 19 bargaining committee members are Colin Phillips (Strasbourg), Devin Lipinski (Cupar), and GSU staff rep/bargaining spokesperson Steve Torgerson. 

Local 5 – Western Producer – Saskatoon, postponed to Jan. 10
The sudden illness of a committee member on Nov. 26 postponed the scheduled Local 5 (Western Producer) bargaining session. The two sides have rescheduled to meet Jan. 10. GSU’s bargaining committee members are Sharlene Tetrault, Michelle Houlden, and GSU staff rep/bargaining spokesperson Dale Markling 

Local 15 – Nutrien – TBD
December dates are being rescheduled for early January. GSU’s Local 15 bargaining committee members are Brian Cowen, Curtis Cousins, Lynn Shaw, GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson, and GSU staff rep/bargaining spokesperson Dale Markling.

Local 7 – Heartland Livestock – TBD
Previously scheduled December bargaining dates have been postponed. The Local 7 bargaining committee is comprised of Heather Mackay (Regina), Tyler Sherwood (Yorkton), and GSU staff rep/bargaining spokesperson Donna Driediger.

If you are unfamiliar with the bargaining process or you want to learn more about how bargaining works, check out this handy infographic from MGEU

GSU works hard to enforce the rights and benefits in your collective agreement. Identifying problems as soon as they arise benefits everyone, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about a problem in your workplace.