Category Archives: general interest – GSU members

Courtney Risling (Local 15 – Nutrien) has won two tickets to the RUSH’s Dec. 14 game

Congratulations to this week’s contest winner Courtney Risling. She and her guest will be in the stands to watch the Rush take on the New England Blackwolves in the first home game of the season.  In last week’s contest we … Continue reading

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GSU argues Nutrien simply moved existing business to new locations

On Dec. 5 and 6, 2019 the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (SLRB) held and concluded its hearing in a dispute between GSU Local 15 and Nutrien regarding the status of the Ag retail outlets at Fielding, Kincaid and Norquay.  The dispute before the SLRB focused on … Continue reading

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We’re giving away RUSH tickets

The Saskatchewan Rush are ready for action at their first home game against the New England Blackwolves on Dec. 14.  We have two tickets to the game and we are giving them away to one lucky GSU member. You can enter … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Break the Fake! Print this tipsheet, learn how to tell what’s true online

Social media is wonderful for keeping in touch and sharing information, but social media also shares a lot information that is simply isn’t true.  Do you remember 20 years ago, when people were surprised to hear that Canada had mischievous … Continue reading

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Three new collective agreements available online (Co-ops – Local 16, 17 & 18)

The agreements have been approved and signed by both union and company officials. Collective agreement booklets will be distributed to these Locals soon. View the agreements here: GSU Local 16 – Lake Country Co-operative (Prince Albert) GSU Local 17 – … Continue reading

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Come to the GSU convention (Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa, March 19-21)

We are counting on GSU members – like you – to come to convention, share your thoughts and experiences, and let us know what you think your union should be doing for its members. Registration will open, soon. All members … Continue reading

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Women work better when they are warm. Men? Not so much.

It’s time for the annual co-worker battle for office thermostat control. If you are among the chronically cold, there is a new study that will warm the frozen cockles of your heart. Research on the effect of temperature on cognitive performance … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our CFL Western Final ticket winner Lindsay Hill (Local 19 – Prairie Co-op)

Last week’s ticket contest asked GSU members which celebrity they would want to sit next to on a cross-Canada flight. There were a lot of you interested in sitting down with Don Cherry to chat about his recent retirement. Having … Continue reading

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Local 4 (Grain Millers) members opt to forgo holiday party in favour of supporting former co-worker, his family

Delegates to each GSU annual meeting are given an opportunity to use their $50 Community Connection  donation to support a worthy individual, group, or cause of their choice. They are also asked to consider how to use their Local/Sub-Local’s dues rebate for … Continue reading

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We’re giving away two ticket to this Sunday’s CFL Western final

Get your answers in to gsu@gsu.ca by Thursday, Nov. 14 at 9:00 a.m. to be entered in our draw. Good luck! Contest entry rules are available here.

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Union organizing and the budding Cannabis production and processing industry

Alberta is home to some of the largest licensed cannabis production and processing facilities in Canada, and those workers are reaching out to local unions for assistance navigating employment in this new agricultural industry. (Learn more here.) Would GSU look at … Continue reading

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GSU annual meetings continuing throughout Sask.

If you haven’t received your annual general meeting notice yet, you will be receiving it soon. Learn more here about what to expect at your meeting.  Member convenience quite often means lunch or supper meetings.We have no problem conducting meeting business over … Continue reading

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Do you or a member of your family need help with Employment Insurance benefits?

Are you having problems obtaining your employment insurance benefits? Have you been assessed a penalty or over-payment? Do you want to appeal a decision made by the Canada Employment & Insurance Commission? The  Unemployed Workers Help Centre (UWHC) is a non-profit organization … Continue reading

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Will GSU members continue paying into the GSU Defense Fund?

When you attend your annual general meeting, you will vote on this resolution to continue or cease additional dues paid into the GSU Defense Fund: “Be it resolved that the additional dues being paid into the GSU Defense Fund by … Continue reading

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