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Is your leave of absence a paid leave? It depends on the circumstances and the wording of your collective agreement

Under GSU’s collective agreements with various employers, provisions exist for modest periods of paid leaves of absence to enable employees to attend to personal or family emergencies, support, or care situations without suffering a loss of pay. Depending on the … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Does pressing necessity leave cover absence from work caused by severe weather and/or travel conditions?

GSU is currently engaged in discussions with at least one employer in relation to employees who were unable to get to work as a result of the severe snow storm that hit southwest and west-central Saskatchewan on Nov. 9. The … Continue reading

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Make workplace safety a top priority during COVID-19’s second wave

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is upon us and it is more prevalent than the first wave in the prairie provinces. GSU members passed through COVID’s first wave relatively unscathed as there were only a handful of reported … Continue reading

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The 2020 GSU General Secretary’s report to members is available here

The 2020 general secretary’s report is being shared at GSU annual membership meetings. You can print it or read it online here. If you would like us to mail a copy of the report to you, please contact us at … Continue reading

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PROFILE: Congratulations to Marc Rapin – GSU scholarship recipient

Marc was a member of GSU Local 16 (Lake Country Co-op) working as a summer student. He is currently enrolled at the University of Saskatoon working toward his Bachelor of Education degree. Congratulations on being chosen as a GSU scholarsip … Continue reading

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Would you like a copy of GSU’s Layoff Information and Organizer guide?

The arrival of the snow and cold weather can trigger seasonal layoffs for some GSU members. There are a lot of factors to consider if you are facing layoff. Our organizer can help you formulate a plan, gather documents, store … Continue reading

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(UPDATED NOV. 17 – Adding the 1%) LOCAL 15 (Nutrien): Wage increases, retroactivity payments, an important pension decision and how to log-in to your account

Posted Nov. 17 FINALLY – here’s how to log-in and make the changes in your Sunlife RSP account. All Local 15 Members currently have their pension plan set at a contribution rate of 5% and matched by the Company at … Continue reading

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PROFILE: Congratulations to Ty Nikolejsin – GSU scholarship recipient

Ty was a member of GSU Local 15 (Nutrien) working in seasonal application support for Nutrien Ag Solutions. He is working toward his Agribusiness diploma through the University of Saskatchewan. Congratulations on being awarded a GSU scholarship, Ty. Best wishes … Continue reading

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Some GSU annual meetings are moving to a video conferencing format

In response to rising COVID-19 numbers, some of our annual membershp meetings are moving from in-person meetings to a video conferencing format. If your local or sub-local is interested in a video conference meeting, contact your GSU staff rep.

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GSU offices and the Nov. 6 public health order

NOTICE REGARDING GSU OFFICES 2334 McIntyre Street, Regina2154 Airport Drive, Saskatoon Effective Friday, November 6, all people in Regina and Saskatoon are required to wear non-medical masks in indoor public spaces to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This public … Continue reading

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PROFILE: Congratulations to Alexis Wood – recipient of a $2,000 GSU scholarship

Alexis is the daughter of GSU Local 2 (Viterra Head Office) member Sheila Tran. She is attending Saskatchewan Polytechnic where she is enrolled in the Victim Services Coordination applied certificate program. Congratulations on being awarded a GSU scholarship, Alexis. We … Continue reading

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Strike avoided as ILWU Canada Local 522 members reach agreement with SGS Prince Rupert/Vancouver

ILWU Canada news release – 10:04 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020 Members of ILWU Canada Local 522 in Prince Rupert were scheduled to begin strike action on Nov. 4 against SGS in support of their effort to bargain a first collective agreement with the employer. A strike … Continue reading

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Local 15 (Nutrien) members vote, accept Memorandum of Settlement

GSU Local 15 members have voted to accept the terms of the Oct. 1, 2020 memorandum of settlement reached between the union bargaining committee and company representatives. A MESSAGE FROM GSU LOCAL 15 (Nutrien) PRESIDENT BRIAN COWAN November 2, 2020 … Continue reading

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PROFILE: Congratulations to Tyler Buenneke – recipient of a $2,000 GSU scholarship

Tyler is the son of GSU Local 1 (Viterra Operations & Maintenance) member Mark Buenneke. Tyler is attending the University of Saskatchewan where he is completing his Bachelor of Science program. Congratulations on being awarded a GSU scholarship, Tyler. We … Continue reading

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GSU proposes salary review for Local 1 (Viterra) members

From GSU’s perspective, the commissioning of the loop track systems and other technological changes at Viterra’s terminal elevators have significantly changed the level and kind of responsibilities required of the staff, particularly those in Facility Assistant positions. As requested by … Continue reading

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