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PROFILE: Congratulations to GSU $2,000 scholarship winner Dayne Patterson

Dayne is the son of GSU Local 15 (Nutrien) member Robert Patterson. Dayne is registered at the University of King’s College where he is taking one year to complete his Master of Journalism. Congratulations on being selected as a scholarship … Continue reading

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Local 15 (Nutrien) ratification vote is underway

After meeting with Nutrien management for a total of 11 days spanning from Dec. 13, 2019 to Oct. 1, 2020, our GSU Local 15 (Nutrien) bargaining committee reached a tentative settlement. The settlement is subject to approval by the members … Continue reading

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Final and binding grievance arbitration is a process for resolving workplace issues that is available only to workers represented by unions

On Oct. 15 and 16, an arbitrator heard a GSU member’s seniority grievance over an employer’s selection decision in filling a vacancy to a position within the union bargaining unit. The arbitration hearing in Regina was attended by the union … Continue reading

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Dandelion exhibit reminds us we are all resilient

The Works International Visual Arts Society has a project in Edmonton that is catching attention of passersby as little handmade dandelions are popping up in unusual locations throughout the city. One purpose of the exhibit is to remind people that like … Continue reading

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Council members meet, review GSU finances, union administration, and General Secretary’s report to union members

SOURCE: Tuesday Members’ Memo – Oct. 13, 2020 A socially-distanced semi-annual meeting of GSU’s Joint Executive Council (JEC) was held in Regina on Oct. 8. Seven council members also participated remotely through Zoom. The agenda of the meeting included reports on collective bargaining, … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Greater responsibility should translate into pay increase

A member’s position was reviewed and upgraded to reflect the greater level of responsibility that had become part of the job. When general secretary Hugh Wagner inquired whether the upgrade would result in a raise for the affected member, the … Continue reading

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Local 15 (Nutrien) bargaining update: tentative settlement reached

GSU’s Local 15 bargaining committee is happy to report that as a result of the bargaining session with company representatives on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 a tentative settlement has been reached. A report has been sent to Local 15 … Continue reading

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This is what should you do when you are feeling overworked, overwhelmed, and tired

“If you are working too many hours or too many days in a row, check your collective agreement to find your maximum weekly work hours,” advises staff rep Steve Torgerson. “And if you aren’t on call, you don’t have to … Continue reading

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ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: We helped a member receive their proper overtime pay

Staff rep Donna Driediger helped a member who was having trouble getting overtime paid appropriately when the workplace manager didn’t think it was fair that unionized staff received overtime pay when out-of-scope staff did not.  Donna contacted company representatives and … Continue reading

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GSU Executive Committee meets, prepares for upcoming meetings

GSU’s executive committee met in Regina Sept. 18 as preparations begin for GSU’s fall season of annual Local and Sub-Local meetings. The meeting was attended by president Jim Brown, vice presidents Michelle Houlden and Brett North, and general secretary Hugh … Continue reading

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Do you want to continue paying dues to the GSU Defense Fund? Let us know at GSU’s upcoming membership meetings

It’s time for your annual general membership meetings. In addition to the usual union business – such as electing someone to represent workers in your Local – we’ve also got some constitutional amendments for your consideration and we need you … Continue reading

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GSU’s governing body – the Joint Executive Council – to meet Oct. 8 in Regina

The semi-annual meeting of the Joint Executive Council (JEC) is scheduled for Oct. 8 in Regina. Your elected council members will have the option of tending to union business during a socially-distanced meeting in Regina or attending the meeting through … Continue reading

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Significant distance between parties in Local 6, Wild West Steelhead bargaining

Tuesday Members’ Memo – Sept. 15, 2020 Bargaining meetings to conclude a new collective agreement for GSU Local 6 (Wild West Steelhead) members continues today in Lucky Lake. When the parties last met there was significant distance between the two … Continue reading

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Nutrien Ag Retail outlets at Fielding, Kincaid and Norquay ordered in GSU bargaining unit

Read the Board’s decision here: September 11 2020 SLRB 218 18 Reasons for Decision In a decision released on Sept. 11 the Saskatchewan Labour Relation Board (SLRB) has ruled that Nutrien’s Ag Retail Outlets in Fielding, Kincaid and Norquay are … Continue reading

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