Category Archives: general interest – GSU members

The newly-signed Local 15 (Nutrien) collective agreement booklets are being distributed to members

If you are a Local 15 (Nutrien) member you can expect to receive a copy of your newly-signed collective agreement booklet soon. GSU staff reps are working through their spring visitation schedule and they are distributing agreements as they go. … Continue reading

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It’s our anniversary! Or is it our birthday? Either way, GSU is 85 years old

According to GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner, June 6 marked the 85th anniversary of GSU.  “The union was founded by country elevator and Regina head office employees of Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in 1936 at the height of the Great Depression,” … Continue reading

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Discovery brings sadness

“The discovery of the remains of 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School struck me with a profound sense of shock, sadness and shame,” said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. “This is a horrific reminder of the genocide … Continue reading

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GSU staff responsibilities reassigned as Dale Markling’s retirement draws closer

You will soon hear the voice of a different staff representative when you call GSU’s Saskatoon office for assistance. On June 7 our Saskatoon office and toll-free numbers will be rerouted to Regina where you can speak to staff representatives … Continue reading

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Are you being pressured to take time off?

Recently a number of members have contacted GSU to inquire about their rights with respect to banked overtime. Apparently, the individuals were being pressured by local management to take time off instead of being paid out or waiting for a … Continue reading

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Long-term GSU supporter, officer, and friend Brett North is retiring April 30

On April 30, 2021 GSU will be saying farewell to Brett North who is retiring as an Assistant Manager at Viterra’s Moose Jaw terminal after 29 years’ service. Brett recently stepped down as a GSU vice president after five years’ … Continue reading

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Car loading, hours of work issues raised at WESTAC roundtable

GSU general secretary Wagner attended a virtual roundtable with Saskatchewan’s Ministers of Highways and Agriculture on March 31. The roundtable meeting was hosted by the Western Transportation Advisory Council  (WESTAC) and provided an opportunity for transportation industry players to present … Continue reading

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April 7, 2021 is the day the average Canadian female worker’s earnings since Jan. 1, 2020 match their male co-worker’s earnings for the 2020 calendar year

It’s finally here. April 7 is Equal Pay Day in Canada  April 7, 2021 is the day the average Canadian female worker’s earnings since Jan. 1, 2020 match their male co-worker’s earnings for the 2020 calendar year. You read that … Continue reading

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The Saskatchewan government introduced a three-hour leave for employees to get COVID-19 vaccination

The Government of Saskatchewan announced that effective March 18, 2021, workers are entitled to three consecutive hours leave during work hours  to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Workers do not lose any pay or other benefits while receiving their first COVID-19 … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: GSU files executive grievance challenging denial of sick leave benefits to employees age 65+

March 16, 2021 TMM GSU has filed an executive grievance challenging Richardson Pioneer over the denial of sick leave benefits to employees age 65 or older. The grievance was filed with company representatives on March 10 and a grievance meeting … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day!

#ChooseToChallenge A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. Let’s all choose to challenge. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. International Women’s … Continue reading

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GSU CONVENTION 2021: Delegates to elect GSU president, two vice presidents, general secretary and the five-person board of the GSU Defense Fund

Delegates to GSU’s biennial policy convention will elect the union’s president, two vice presidents and general secretary as well as the five person board of directors of the GSU Defense Fund. Accordingly convention delegates who wish to be a candidate … Continue reading

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Should employers be exempt from giving employees at least 24 hours’ notice of change to their work shifts? A copy of GSU’s submission to government officials is available here.

A copy of GSU’s submission is available here. Should employers be exempt from giving employees at least 24 hours’ notice of change to their work shifts? GSU doesn’t think so.  GSU has submitted a brief opposing exemption of grain handling … Continue reading

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Is there something you would like to see GSU doing differently? Submit your recommendation as a resolution to the GSU convention

GSU’s biennial convention is where important policies, plans, and changes are discussed, debated and implemented. If you have a suggestion or see something you would like implemented or done differently within GSU, let us know. Contact your GSU staff rep … Continue reading

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Get the health care you need without leaving home

A trip to the doctor just got easier. You can see a doctor virtually from the comfort of your home. Lumeca’s Saskatchewan-based care providers are licensed to practice family and emergency medicine, and they are trained to assist you by … Continue reading

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