Category Archives: general interest – GSU members

Guidelines to stay safe while working in hot weather, high temperatures, humidity

Working in the heat and humidity can have serious consequences. Working with high temperature is not limited to work outside. Working indoors near a heat source without adequate ventilation could also put you at risk for heat-related medical conditions. Whether … Continue reading

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Local 14 (Richardson)’s new agreement is our first collective agreement to have gender-neutral pronouns

  We are working to remove “he” and “she” from our collective agreements and other union documents and replacing them with gender-neutral pronouns, such as “they.” Delegates to GSU’s biennial convention passed a motion to make this change to ensure … Continue reading

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Support UNITE HERE Local 41 members at a June 23 solidarity picket

Unite Here – local 41 members who work at the Super 8 in Moose Jaw have been locked out since March 3 and they need  our help and support.  The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour and the Moose Jaw and District … Continue reading

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GSU’s Joint Executive Council Annual Report is now available online for GSU members

The 2021/2022 Annual Report to GSU members by the union’s Joint Executive Council (board of directors) is available to be read and/or downloaded. 2021/2022 Annual Report of GSU’s Joint Executive Council The Annual Report contains important information for GSU members … Continue reading

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Wagner to attend SLRB annual meeting

GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner will attend the annual meeting of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board (SLRB) in Regina on May 25. The SLRB was first established in 1944 to administer the Trade Union Act of Saskatchewan which was the … Continue reading

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Rising long-term interest rates and lower commuted values

It’s hard to miss the news about rising interest rates as central banks react to strong inflationary pressures around the world. Canada is no exception. By GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner While raises in the interest rates charged by central … Continue reading

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It’s spring visitation time! GSU staff reps are heading out to see GSU members

Questions? Concerns? Here’s another opportunity to share them with us It’s spring visitation time for GSU members! GSU staff reps are hitting the road in May and June with a goal of checking-in with as many GSU members as possible. … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH TALK: Is it stress? Anxiety? Or both?

By GSU staff rep Donna Driediger We often hear coworkers, family and friends talk about stress and anxiety as a normal part of a day, but do we understand the difference between the two? And do we really know what … Continue reading

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BARGAINING – AEA/GSU Local 8: Strike averted as slim majority of members vote to accept revised offer

GSU bargaining committee members are Doug Murray (president), Steve Holliday (vice president), Dion Elliott (OH&S chair), Doug Kampman (secretary treasurer), Mason Van Luven (GSU staff) and bargaining spokesperson Hugh Wagner (GSU staff). Strike averted as slim majority of members vote … Continue reading

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Congratulations to GSU Local 1 (Viterra) member Sara Irving – our winner of two tickets to the April 16 Rush game

  We have sent two tickets for the Rush’s April 16 game to Local 1 (Viterra) member Sara Irving. Last week Sara entered our contest by listing swamp pop as something she thought tasted awesome as a child, but considerably … Continue reading

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Are you mentally exhausted?

The world has been overwhelming. COVID has tested our resolve, patience, relationships and more, and any one of the multiple sources of horrific updates from the Ukraine is a lot to take in. Everything that is being thrown at us … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Time off – We’re fielding questions on vacation plans, changes and usage

The past year has been challenging with COVID restrictions and Mother Nature putting a damper on work. Some members saw their work location switch from office to home, others worked short-staffed when fellow members lost their jobs and many members … Continue reading

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March 8 is International Women’s Day

Why is International Women’s Day important? Because 72 countries won’t allow women to open bank accounts. Because more than 250 million women alive today were married before their 15th birthday (many against their will). Because there are fewer women in … Continue reading

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GSU MEMBERSHIP SURVEY: Thank you to everyone who completed our survey

Our survey is now closed. Watch for the announcement of our survey prize winner in our March 8 Tuesday Members’ Memo.   GSU just sent a survey to every member. Now we need your input. We have come through a … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: GSU members are asking us for information on pension and retirement

The unseasonably cold weather seems to have everyone wishing they could stay home. That may explain why GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson has had a rush of pension and retirement inquiries cross his desk. Torgerson can answer your questions, such … Continue reading

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