Category Archives: general interest – GSU members

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

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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

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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

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: “My employer wants to extend my probationary period …”

GSU staff rep Brian Lark assisted a member when the employer wanted to extend their probationary period. “There are reasonable reasons to extend probation periods but there can also be unreasonable extensions implemented by employers,” GSU staff rep Mason Van … Continue reading

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GSU delegates attend 66th SFL convention

Twenty-one GSU delegates joined 340 delegates from other unions as they attended the 66th convention of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour held in Regina from October 26 to 28. Convention activities began on the evening of Oct. 25 with delegate … Continue reading

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Sask. minimum wage now the lowest in Canada

On Oct. 1 Saskatchewan’s minimum wage increased to $13 per hour and moved from second last place to a last place ranking in Canada. With the country’s lowest minimum wage is it any wonder that employers in some sectors are … Continue reading

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GSU members and staff attended the annual Sask. Federation of Labour’s OH&S conference last week

The act and regulations regarding OH&S were born in Saskatchewan 50 years ago. Since then, Canada and many other countries have come to Saskatchewan to observe and adopt our laws and regulations regarding OH&S. To learn more about GSU’s contribution … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our 2022 GSU scholarship recipients

It’s September and everyone is back at school, including our five scholarship recipients. Each year GSU is pleased to offer $2,000 scholarships to five students who demonstrate an ability and a passion to inspire positive change in their community. The … Continue reading

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Happy Labour Day, workers! Join the labour-movement-sponsored celebrations in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw on Sept. 5

Labour Day is a day to celebrate workers. Join your local Labour Day celebrations in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw! Regina – Labour Day Family Picnic Join the Regina and District Labour Council, the Saskatchewan Building Trades, Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, … Continue reading

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GSU’s executive committee met Aug. 31

GSU’s executive committee met Aug. 31 to review union administration, finances and applications received for the general secretary position. They also discussed arrangements for the autumn 2022 Joint Executive Council meeting and the 2023 GSU biennial policy convention. The executive … Continue reading

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Wagner to attend meeting with Sask. Minister of Highways

GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner will attend a roundtable meeting this evening with Saskatchewan’s new Minister of Highways and Transportation, Hon. Jeremy Cockrill. Hosted by the Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC), the meeting will also include senior executives from BHP … Continue reading

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Remember to *get even* with those who do right by you

When someone does us wrong, there is definitely temptation to seek revenge or a find a way to get even. But what about when someone does right by us?  Everyone enjoys being appreciated or acknowledged for something they have done … Continue reading

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GSU JOB POSTING: General Secretary

 Job posting: GSU General Secretary The Joint Executive Council of Grain and General Services Union (ILWU Canada) has approved advertising for recruitment to the position of general secretary, the chief executive officer of the union, which will be vacated with the retirement … Continue reading

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Join us in welcoming Rebecca – our new accounting and payroll administrator at GSU

GSU staff numbers went up by one when Rebecca Forness began work at our Regina office on July 4. Rebecca is filling a position formerly occupied by Debbie Head who left the union in February. Working in a small office … Continue reading

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Local 14 (Richardson) delegates hold post-bargaining debrief, plan for increased member involvement

Delegates from GSU Local 14 met in Regina on June 22 and 23 for a post-bargaining debrief, union education and the delegates annual meeting. The first session of the meeting focused on agreement renewal bargaining and the recent settlement with … Continue reading

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