Category Archives: general interest – GSU members
Hot weather safety
Health and Safety – By GSU staff rep Brian Lark It’s that time of year again and this season has brought on unusually hot weather. We always look forward to the warmer weather after a long cold winter, but there are … Continue reading
The 2022/2023 report of GSU’s Joint Executive Council is now available
The 2022/2023 Joint Executive Council Annual Report to GSU members is available to be read and/or downloaded. 2022/2023 Annual Report of GSU’s Joint Executive Council This report of the union’s governing body was reviewed and adopted by delegates to GSU’s … Continue reading
GSU’s 15th biennial policy convention recap
GSU’s 15th biennial policy convention took place March 23-25 at Moose Jaw’s Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa. Nearly forty delegates were in attendance to represent their peers as they set GSU’s guiding policies and reviewed the union’s operations, finances and plans … Continue reading
MARCH 8: Happy International Women’s Day!
Happy International Women’s Day to women everywhere! Today we celebrate social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and resolve to continue fighting for women’s equality. Learn more about International Women’s Day here.
Attend GSU’s policy convention (March 23-25, 2023 – Temple Gardens Spa, Moose Jaw, SK) Getting down to business: Review of the 2022 audited financial statements
The Joint Executive Council convenes a policy convention of GSU delegates once every two years prior to May 31. The location of the March 23-25, 2023 policy convention is the Moose Jaw Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa. Getting down to business: Review of the … Continue reading
GSU Local 16 (Lake Country Co-operative): Tentative settlement, ratification meeting to be held
A tentative settlement was reached during the first bargaining session on Jan. 31, Feb. 1 and 2. A bargaining update and ratification meeting to vote on the memorandum of agreement will be scheduled once the Memorandum of Agreement has been … Continue reading
If you are a GSU member who is interested in becoming a director on our Defense Fund board, we want to hear from you.
Delegates to GSU’s 2023 biennial policy convention in March will elect five directors to the board of GSU’s Defense Fund. The directors hold quarterly meetings (some years a few more meetings might be necessary). The aim is to hold … Continue reading
WE’RE WORKING ON IT: If you manager wants an investigatory or disciplinary meeting, you have the right to union representation
If your manager wants to have a chat with you about something, they absolutely have that right. Depending on the circumstances, you have the right to have a union rep present. “Members have a right to union representation when the … Continue reading
Lawsuit settled, CIBC will pay $153 million to current and former employees for working unpaid overtime
On Jan. 6 it was announced that CIBC will pay $153 million to approximately 30,000 current and former employees to settle a class action law suit over the bank allowing/requiring employees to work unpaid overtime. While settlement of the law … Continue reading
Have you used your Health Flex Spending Account or other health benefits? It’s time to check your account
The point of using your health benefits isn’t just to use up the money – it’s to make sure that you are getting the medications, treatments and help you need to feel and be your best mentally and physically. Self-care … Continue reading
WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Long-term temporary employee seeking permanent employee status
GSU staff rep Brian Lark is assisting a member who has been a temporary employee for six years. The member was originally a summer student hired as a temporary employee, and for the following five years the employee was hired … Continue reading
10 days paid sick leave now in force in federal jurisdiction
Ten days of employer-paid sick leave are now available for private sector workers who fall under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code. Workers who have been continuously employed for at least 30 days will have access to their first … Continue reading
Know your OH&S rights! #3 – The right to refuse work that could affect your health and safety or that of others
As an employee in Canada, you have a minimum of three basic rights when it comes to Occupational Health and Safety. These rights were born in Saskatchewan and later adopted by all provinces and the country. While Canadian occupational health … Continue reading
WE’RE WORKING ON IT: GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson is assisting a member with a position elimination
“Having your position eliminated is different than being terminated for cause because it has nothing to do with work performance. That said, being told your position is being eliminated is still difficult,” Torgerson said. “It’s important to know your rights … Continue reading
Have you seen people wearing a small patch of hide pinned to their clothing?
The Moose Hide Campaign stands up against violence towards women and children. Those wearing a small patch of hide pinned to their clothing you are participating in the Moose Hide Campaign and committing to honour, respect, and protect the women … Continue reading